I helped a few people make the great #TwitterMigration this past week.
I wrote a short post summarizing the steps and answering the most common questions and concerns. It might be helpful to more people than I can schedule video chats with.
We had advertising-supported media for generations - centuries - without mass surveillance. The problem with advertising isn't incentives - it's impunity.
Ok #fediverse gays: I’d like to connect my instance to a relay or two. My understanding is that the nice and safe ones are private. Who runs a nice queer-friendly nazi-free relay and would be happy to have my instance connect? Boosts appreciated :)
The internet wasn't intended to be 3 websites with enough power to turn us into doomscrolling zombies, sway public policy and lead to the collapse of democracy.
There are a number of non-confrontational ways you can deal with inconsiderate behavior on Mastodon. From softest to hardest:
😷 Tolerate, but don't boost
⏱ Temp mute: maybe they just need to get it out of their system
🤫 Word mute: maybe they're better if you just avoid that one topic
✂️ Unfollow: uninvited them your Home timeline
🤐 Permamute: drop them from all of your timelines
🙅 Block: keep them from interacting with you at all
⛔️ Server block: Them and what army?
Mozilla is hiring. HMU if you want your #1 priority to be making the internet better for people instead of generating return for investors
Layoffs This Month (% of Workers):
1. Twitter: 50%
2. Cameo: 25%
3. Robinhood: 23%
4. Intel: 20%
5. Snapchat: 20%
6. Coinbase: 18%
7. Opendoor: 18%
8. Stripe: 14%
9. Lyft: 13%
10. Shopify: 10%
11. Meta: “Thousands”
12. Apple: Hiring Freeze
13. Amazon: Hiring Freeze
The constant is us: the communities we nurture, the culture we create. The space we cherish is just a vessel for those. It hasn't always been an easy ride, but I'm delighted that this place has been one of those cherished spaces, and proud of the role I played. ❤️
Seeing Mastodon and the fediverse succeed today is deeply gratifying and hopeful for me. It's imperfect and early, but watching thousands of people birth communities that they can nurture and shape and watch grow and evolve, after so many years hoping and dreaming of this ...
Is there a fediverse server specifically addressing the needs of people with disabilities?
Asking for a friend. We need to help communities found on Twitter migrate to a home in the fediverse.
@johnsheehan I AM SO HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!!
I finished “In Every Mirror She’s Black” a few weeks ago and keep thinking about it.
Lolá Ákínmádé insightfully portrayed the dualities and nuance of Swedish society in how it treats Black women and immigrants with poetic, page-turning fiction.
I highly recommend the audiobook.
Friends, I'm begging you to wear masks, get vaccinated, and stay at home as much as possible. Do what you can to avoid COVID.
You do not want to become chronically ill; trust me on this.
Note: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR JOURNALISTS / MEDIA to follow here on Mastodon, @tchambers is maintaining a spreadsheet of journalists who have shared their info: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13No4yxY-oFrN8PigC2jBWXreFCHWwVRTftwP6HcREtA/edit?resourcekey=undefined#gid=1320898902
Currently over 770.
It's a good list of people!
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