New Mastodon rule that I would like to see:
Don't post images that are primarily, or exclusively, or effectively, pictures of text.
Unless it's, like, a scan of an old book or manual or schematic or whatever, or a sign or something with interesting handwriting or typography - something where you have a *reason* to post it rather than typing.
It's shitty to blind people, to people who pay by the megabyte, and a lot of these pictures of text are either just crappy noise or toxic in themselves.
@VioletPixel I usually enjoy a friendly "I told you so" between friends, but even I'm shocked and saddened at how quickly I was right this time. http://wilwheaton.net/2018/08/the-world-is-a-terrible-place-right-now-and-thats-largely-because-it-is-what-we-make-it/
Is there a way to "follow" instances the way one follows, say, subreddits? It'd be awesome to have a timeline somewhere with stuff from several of my various interests. But hiding all instances EXCEPT those of interest from the federated timeline doesn't seem practical, or desirable for that matter.
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So it’s pretty rad that our consensus answer to the question “If given a chance, what would I have done differently online to make for a better future?” is a resounding “be authentic and kind and seek connection with others.”
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