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If I'm ever feeling lonely, I just start reading a book or working on a personal project. Someone is definitely going to need all my attention immediately then.

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its fucked up nowadays, you cant just make a thing. you have to make a running series of that thing, which goes on forever, and has a patreon, a mailing list, a discord channel, an official wiki, a fan wiki, a prima strategy guide, its own cryptocurrency, flag, national anthem, nuclear deterrent, etc

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Oh boy it is nearly april 1. Can’t for wait for all the wacky and uncharacteristic things my favorite corporations will do!

There's a lot of preaching about the moral necessity for diversity and inclusion, and yet we see people being aggressively pushed out of orgs and accused of being *-ist or *-phobic, when the proponents don't like their views

Doesn't sound like either diversity or inclusion to me

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hyperboreans.com/heterodoxia/?

I think I would've agreed with this thesis from 2010-2018 when I was subsumed in commercial social media. Mainstream culture, within those walled gardens does seem to have hit a kind of creative stagnation trapped in the culture milieu of when it was adopted. In there, I lost the thread of actual cultural creation.

Mass social media is just mass media. A giant booming echo that recites in overblown noise what various subcultures had already created, expressed, and probably grown bored with.

Getting rid of commercial social media, rediscovering small internet communities unstuck me. Maybe mass culture is stuck, but I think the small communities have started to rediscover themselves in the last three years.

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Tomorrow (30th March) at 16:00 UTC I will be giving a short intro to and demo of #XMPP for the #socialcoop office hours, please join us if you'd like to see federated instant messaging in action! socialcoop.meet.coop/sam-pku-d

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