"WeWork is promoting a mythology for those in the brave new gig economy: You, precarious worker who will never have a pension, are not a simple cog in a machine. Your work is not merely labour, for which you deserve decent pay and security, but an extension of your personality. You’re doing what you love and paying $500 per month for the desk from which to do it."
Let's hatch a #cooperative alternative!
Picking a new computer:
1998: "Everything's twice as fast as it was last year! So much choice! So many options!"
2018: "OK, so which of these fucking things is the least broken?"
of course the risk of falling too far down the data for service hole is you end up like foursquare
"your seemingly mundane activity that you’re doing every day to get back and forth to work...has the potential to improve your quality of life in your city”
this is such a great example of unintentional benefits. strava the running app is now being quietly used by city planners: https://www.fastcodesign.com/90149130/strava-the-app-for-athletes-is-becoming-an-app-for-cities
It feels like mastodon is now stumbling close to a critical mass. What great news.
This guide to Mastodon that @noelle wrote is pretty great.
services that I paid money for last year that were totally worth it: strava, duolingo, headspace, vsco
new year, new love potion for all earth peoples
"It was strange to me, the idea that somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25-million books and nobody is allowed to read them. It’s like that scene at the end of the first Indiana Jones movie where they put the Ark of the Covenant back on a shelf somewhere, lost in the chaos of a vast warehouse."
Well, the twitter egg was amusing to me, but I think it's time for it to go
Extremely strong app.net deja vu rn, especially the federated timeline
Ah, that's better