Huh, I just talked about feelings other than anger or hunger in public.
(Tor as well)
Mastodon is a different story because you don't host other people's content. So hopefully it will be less vulnerable to that sort of thing. But stigmas can form for non-technical reasons as well.
We've actually already seen this happen, to some extent, with Freenet, which some people are afraid to use because they don't want to host child pornography.
I just rolled my eyes when I first saw that "Mastodon is big in Japan" story. But today I saw that it was by Ethan Zuckerman, which made me gave it a second look. It's more interesting than it looked at first glance. Here's the conclusion from it. http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2017/08/18/mastodon-is-big-in-japan-the-reason-why-is-uncomfortable/https://mastodon.social/media/9pXVwyqLWA0HkPjBd7E
This short story by Sigrid Ellis is still my favorite thing I've read about heroism. Heroes are everywhere, doing work we seldom appreciate. http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/no-return-address/
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