These folks weren't trying to predict our current future. They were trying to create a future worth living in, & we failed to make that happen.
Englebart could do MOAD in 1968 because that was the available tech. It looks familiar not because it's ahead of its time but because we stopped progressing.
Wait a sec... a massive coordinated bot attack against mastodon.social mere days after some nuisences created a stupid hyper-drama around it?
Detailed writeup about the #botattack can be found here: https://telegra.ph/Incident-report--Bot-invasion-on-Mastodonsocial-12-10.
Guys and girls, we have to take care of the #fediverse!
''Most of the accounts where created recently, in the past day or a bit before, the first was created on 2018-12-08.''
I guess you are already aware of this coverage @Gargron , but it’s pretty recent, so maybe not: https://www.businessinsider.com/tumblr-alternatives-that-allow-nsfw-2018-12
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
@mareklach 100% agree that the Culture Series is valuable reading for getting in the right headspace for forward-thinking.
When Iain passed on, I was actually broken up for days. It still brings a tear to my eye to know that there will never be another new Culture novel. His work was legitimately life-changing for me. It was like losing a favourite teacher.
@anthonydavis @realtoddhoward I don't see how you can ignore that you can literally just sign up on Mastodon and send someone death threats and we accept that moderation/limited registration is the solution to that, but once you add just one more low-key, out of the way vector where people can interact, suddenly moderation doesn't count.
@realtoddhoward User onboarding is important just to sustain any social network, let alone help it grow and take over. Discovery is the number one complaint about Mastodon, it's hard to find stuff when you're new, and Mastodon looks very opaque from the outside.
I fucking love shitposting, I don't have a problem with 90% of you, but for fuck's sake, just try to find a joke format that doesn't need an in group, an out group, and someone you say is okay to hurt.
Because at this point, it's beginning to look like some of you just like to hurt people.
/ end rant
hi! i'm making an essay type thing on the growth of the right due to the internet.
- the sites that play a role
- what role did the internet have in its growth
- their vocabulary and symbolism
- why can't leftist groups grow like this
i could use any and all input you have for this and i would also love it if you had any sources or anything such as news articles, studies, docus, videos, etc.
please also boost to spread!!! i rly need some help
I started Mastodon because I believe in decentralization. The more servers there are, and the more people are spread throughout them, the stronger the network is.
I encourage people to join other servers, or start their own.
However! mastodon.social is the gateway for those who are undecided, or who don't yet know about decentralization. It is also my baby just like the software itself. I do not appreciate hostility towards it when promoting the benefits of other servers. Thanks
#mastodrama: So let me get this straight - people pretending to be concerned about abuse now abuse Eugen because some of them misunderstand a feature and others just repeat the shit take like sheep, without actually looking at github to figure out what the feature is actually doing.
So much for your fake anti-mainstream rhetoric. You can't be a deep thinker, if you think like everyone else. And this certainly doesn't make you #leftwing.
Arguing about superficial hyphoteses aids the #oligarchs.
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