@hankgreen Its like they knew one day the internet would be invented and we would wind up here.
Y'all are chasing working artists away from this place by harping on how "sad" and "pathetic" it is for them to hope for a large follower count here.
It's not about attention. It's about their bottom line. More followers means more commissions, more customers in their online shops, more direct exposure to people with hiring power. It's honestly really cruel to keep acting like they want adulation when really they just want to pay rent.
They have ample reason to mourn what they built.
Every lawyer, judge & justice should READ this piece by @dahlialithwick sharing the searing words of Judge Robert Wilkins (D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals) at his portrait unveiling. The truths he reveals about his family’s history are the ultimate answer to a SCOTUS jurisprudence that attempts to fix our rights within the confines of the “founders’” vision or 19th century “custom & traditions.”
@molly0xfff this is definitely just good advice for learning about how things work. It doesn't have to be a lot or fancy in any way, but going through the process will give you a better understanding of the Internet.
@ariadne ok this made me cackle 🤣
It's fascinating how completely Elon Musk has stepped into Trump's old role on Twitter. It's not just that he's the most referenced and discussed character, but that he is held up as the paragon of power, cleverness, and manhood by his rather dim fans, while being university made fun of as thin-skinned, impulsive, and rather dim himself by everyone else, all while he seems entirely lacking in self-awareness or, really, dignity. He's basically Trump's social media twin.
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@evan what does SMTP have to do with centralization? Or do you mean it was just the standard that became dominant.
I keep seeing that “first they came for the journalists” sign, and it pisses me off so much, because when they came for muslims, immigrants, and trans people, mainstream journalists normalized it and reported it as “both sides”. Somehow it didn’t count for them until it was happening to them personally, which is *exactly* what the fucking poem was warning against in the first place.
What kind of Mastodon discovery tools are available? Off the top of my head, things that would be nice:
"Who are these people?" - Show me a few posts (not boosts) from each of my most recent followers.
"Actual social network" - Show me posts from the people followed by people I follow, and who the link is. LJ called this "friendsfriends" and it was cool.
"Trending" - posts boosted by people 2 or 3 hops away from me, ordered by number of boosts, and omitting ones I've seen.
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