RT @TiloJung@twitter.com
Zeigt das eurer Oma.
Zeigt das eurem Opa.
Zeigt das eurer Mama.
Zeigt das eurem Papa. youtube.com/watch?v=4Y1lZQsyuS

Right now, there is not a whole lot of ways that individual posts can escape their boundaries to affect the whole experience. They can use lots of line breaks or a wall of text, but it's limited by a maximum height. They can use caps, but they don't stand out that much. Custom emoji are one of the weaker spots when people use them as fonts, and that's annoying.

But adding more elements to the mix? More control over visuals? People WILL make it look ugly, that's a guarantee.

A social network is also a kind of common playground. Individuals have the capacity to spoil it for others. For example, when there was a bug in Mastodon that allowed you to make links spin, many made use of it for fun, which spoiled the experience for people with motion sickness. The more vectors there are for how information is transmitted, the more pronounced this is.

I only listen to the Mountain Goats, it's the only band I like
I only listen to the Mountain Goats and their condenser mic
I only listen to the Mountain Goats, I don't like the Beatles too much
I only like to the Mountain Goats, 'cause only they've got the touch

Das sinnloseste Umweltverbrechen des 20. Jahrhunderts oder Die Wahrheit über die Sowjetische Walfangflotte

Krasser Artikel über das Abschlachten der weltweiten Walpopulation:


„By the time a ban on commercial whaling went into effect, in 1986, the Soviets had reported killing a total of 2,710 humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact, the country’s fleets had killed nearly 18 times that many, along with thousands of unreported whales of other species.“

Gestern habe ich einen neuen und für iPad-Nutzer spannenden Podcast entdeckt: Adapt. Die erste Folge war unterhaltsam und spannend, ich freue mich schon auf weitere, hab sogar ein paar Zeilen dazu geschrieben: sebastianhahn.de/blog/files/8e

Spannendes Interview mit Jan Böhmermann zu #FPÖ und #Österreich. Krass: Der #ORF ist inzwischen so verunsichert, dass er sich direkt distanziert.

It's 7/18/1987 and I love you, so I made you a mixtape.

"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You", Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
"Luka", Suzanne Vega
"La Bamba", Los Lobos
"Show Me The Way", Regina Belle
"Alone", Heart


Boah. Jetzt mal unabhängig vom ESC selbst: Musste heute leider (obwohl ich sowas echt seeeeeehr selten tue) ein paar sonst sehr vernünftig wirkende Menschen blocken, weil sie aus Anlass des ihren puren Israelhass bekundet haben.

Ja, ich finde den derzeitigen Premier dort auch doof. Aber das ist nicht ganz Israel und schon gar kein Grund, Israel das Existenzrecht abzusprechen.

Findet Ihr falsch? Blockt mich, Entfolgt mir. Ich will mit Euch nichts zutun haben. Ihr habt unrecht.

...Honestly, even as a German I can completely understand that we didn't get a single public vote point, like the song sucked and the performance just wasn't fun at all. #ESC
I'd hope Sweden wins, but I don't really care so

Selbst beim Scrabble erhält man mehr Punkte als Deutschland beim #Bardentreffen19


Madonna aka Fremdschämen. Das war seeeeehr schief. Ich glaub, sie hat sich nicht gehört. Wäre sie mal zur Generalprobe gekommen...

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Aside from the dubious IndieWeb categorization, the article reads like someone who understands how Mastodon works, so yay

Die Bundeswehr hat 16.000 Galaxy-S8-Smartphones gekauft. Die Soldaten dürfen damit aber nicht ins Internet und natürlich keine Apps herunterladen o. ä.

Wofür genau braucht man denn dann...?


„Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us?“

This article published in “ The New Yorker” also refers a lot to . Especially this paragraph is worth thinking about IMHO:

“Decentralization still provides corners in which dark ideas can fester, but knowing that there’s a neo-Nazi Mastodon instance out there somewhere may be preferable to encountering neo-Nazis in your Twitter mentions. The Internet may work better when it’s spread out, as originally designed.”


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