*we're engaging in rigorous intellectual debate*
me: ... therefore, my argument is correct. Now, look at this picture of a lovely dog
you: this is the Nice Dog Fallacy!!! Nice Dog Fallacy!!!!!!!
crowd: *murmuring* it is a very nice dog though
step outside for a few minutes with the laptop sitting open on the table and get back to find the cat has opened 15 new browser tabs, turned off the wifi, and tried to login as a different user.
i think his skills are escalating.
Regarding Facebook tracking non-users Mark Zuckerberg said "This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works."
I'm not a networking expert but I know enough to be able to confidently say that nothing at all about this data collection is fundamental to how the Internet works. I guess he was using Silicon Valley speak where "the internet" means "huge corporations who make most of their money by selling ads and illegally collecting as much data as possible".
Mastodon was briefly mentioned in this Brazilian article. https://tab.uol.com.br/crise-facebook/#o-algoritmo-e-mais-embaixo
"Outra alternativa proposta é criar um protocolo aberto para redes sociais – como o e-mail – capaz de funcionar com apps e empresas independentes. É mais ou menos como funciona a Mastodon."
"Another proposed alternative is to create an open protocol for social media – like email – capable of working with apps and independent companies. It's kind of how Mastodon works."
I can't even begin to say how much I love the sheer cross-conceptual nerdery of this.
"For a real-world example, they pointed to Gilead Sciences, which markets treatments for hepatitis C that have cure rates exceeding 90 percent. In 2015, the company’s hepatitis C treatment sales peaked at $12.5 billion. But as more people were cured and there were fewer infected individuals to spread the disease, sales began to languish. Goldman Sachs analysts estimate that the treatments will bring in less than $4 billion this year. 
“[Gilead]’s rapid rise and fall of its hepatitis C franchise highlights one of the dynamics of an effective drug that permanently cures a disease, resulting in a gradual exhaustion of the prevalent pool of patients,” the analysts wrote. The report noted that diseases such as common cancers—where the “incident pool remains stable”—are less risky for business." 
Oh reddit. "During the Cold War, Finland secretly smuggled more than ten thousand vowels from Czechoslovakia. That's why the Finnish have sentences like 'Älä rääkkää kääkkää kääkänrääkkääjä!' and the Czechs have 'Strč prst skrz krk.'"
this social networking thing
the federation attempt is for countering the siloes
But when we had blogs and blog rolls we were better off
We wrote more, more thoughtfully
Today most blogs seem abandoned and their owners are here or on twitter blabberring all the time.
Me included, of course
it's a net loss