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debugging my project gutenberg scraper unintentionally produced an emphatic rallying cry

hi to all the new users on the fediverse. remember that dogs. thank you

I've learned to be inventive in my speech to make myself less robotic but deep down I regard all language and other acts of communication as flawed approximations to telepathy

hello I'm just really enjoying the updates to my instance's theme and I want you all to enjoy it too so here is a non-mobile-view screenshot thanks

:tootplanet:

I've always liked Waluigi. He just has this je ne sais wa

Quick recommendations for accounts that help you discover other good accounts: @Curator (art) and @catstar (cats)

"I should find out what SDF actually stands for in sdf.org, because every time I see it I think Super Dimension Fortress."

*checks sdf.org*

"...oh"

Honestly, how is Tootdon the only app on any platform to let you add local timelines as columns? That's a damn shame.

i toot in your general direction
your mother was a gargron and your father made a bloop sound

mastodon.social should close registrations again

by depriving new users of the smaller-instance experience it's turning them off to masto entirely

Social media isn’t changing. It _has_ changed. Companies are scrambling to adapt, but they can’t do so effectively because they didn’t anticipate people just doing their own thing. So they're doubling down on what got them to where they are, which ironically is the same thing that is killing them.

We can have our own social media experience. We do not need any of these places for anything.

This idea is just taking time to disseminate into the larger internet consciouness.

But it’s happening.

I think the idea that a new Mastodon user is supposed to pick an instance based on affinity/interest is the number one thing that prevents people from joining. I think there needs to be a retooling of the messaging to make it about trust.

People don't join email services because of affinity. They do because they trust. They trust Google will be around for a long time. Or that hushmail won't sell their data. Or that Hotmail is easy to use. Etc etc.

"Going to slay the dragon and save the princess?"

"…I'm more about abolishing monarchies than abolishing reptiles."

Remember how, in the mid 2000s, there was a trend in Western websites, to put the whole damn website in a SWF, and it was basically completely terrible?

Today's trend of putting your whole website in a JavaScript single page application is just the continuation of that trend.

:katya: Welcome new people! We're so excited you are here!

:greatcat: You can learn more about our home in the Fediverse at home.kitty.town, and request an invite at home.kitty.town/registration

🐘 Need a #Mastodon how-to? Try this! medium.com/@GinnyMcQueen/toot-
Hello, new friends! I'm Katya, Kitty.Town's mascot and general info-giver.

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