Hi. I was @mikeburns because I wanted to try Mastodon and it was the only server.
I have been informed that there are more servers now.
#introductions #web #freeSoftware #accessibility #polyam #queeringTech #anarchy #goth #industrial #cyberpunk #plants #zines #openbsd #nyc #stockholm #boston #hiking #winterCamping #carepunk #infosec #ethicsInTech #consent #glitter
How about favorites? I kinda used those as bookmarks for some things.
Maybe I should just find those specific ones and bookmark them, I dunno.
Time for me to move off mastodon.social and onto a smaller server.
How ... do I do this? Do I have to re-add all my follows?
I don't come to Mastodon to read Retweets. I come here to read Toots
Hashtag stop calling moderation censorship 2018
y'all, pleeeeeeeease stop RTing that link to wtfosta and the $25k payout: it's a buncha Bitcoin Bros behind this campaign, and they are NOT our SW allies. (they've also said they'll be paying out in crypto, which essentially means they're selling snake-oil.)
casual reminder that the accounts on the fediverse are real people and not content to be consumed
you may greatly enjoy following them and reading their posts, and that's great!
but always remember that they aren't a brand account or a web comic.
they're real people and not just the general entertainment of anyone in earshot.
we need #carepunk more than ever at this point
being good to people needs to become seen for what it is: rebellion against a system built to reward assholes as much as possible
seriousness, introduction to race for white americans, birdsite link Show more
I also keep a running list titled "perspectives" for all the things I am not. Here's a race-related selection:
seriousness, introduction to race for white americans Show more
If you grew up white in America, here are two things I've used to learn more history:
- _The New Jim Crow_ by Michelle Alexander
- Seeing White, a 13-part podcast: http://podcast.cdsporch.org/episode-31-turning-the-lens-seeing-white-part-1/
reporting users Show more
If you have the energy and ability, try to be thorough: if you see a toot that does not belong on the fediverse, follow through to the account's profile. If they have followers, follow through each follower's profile first. They will likely have similar content and can be reported. Then return to the original account and report it.
This is for reporting. Whether you are this thorough for muting or blocking is up to you. (I don't, but my threat model differs from yours.)