@Ninjatrappeur Atom (RSS) is not dying. Please don't try and reinvent it. Instead get back into promoting it. And if necessary writing conversion utilities to generate feeds. Even if it's only for your own use.
There is some argument for a translation of Atom into JSON and people do try to do this every so often. It's not a bad idea. But it needs a proper effort to build the standard, tools, libraries and readers to get it off the ground.
Wikipedia is super great
but we should find a way to make it decentralized, because every year we have to donate to maintain their servers
The good news is that Linux and Mastodon users have an IQ of 200
i will never respect wikileaks until they reveal the colonel's 11 secret herbs and spices
psa for new users, actually serious this time Show more
hey dont forget that the report feature actually does something here, use it liberally. your admins are real people, not a nebulous ~moderation panel~
it literally makes my phone go ping any time someone files a report on chitter
Someone in London is paying good money to troll Facebook https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/16/fake-facebook-adverts-are-making-people-double-take-all-over-london-7849358/ #privacy #streetart #facebook
Welcome new folks!
You may notice that this place is a bit different from birdsite. It has no ads, it can be a bit rough around the edges, and when we have drama even the small stuff can rise to epic proportions. That's because all we have is each other. This space; this service is just us. It's just a bunch of volunteers and good good people like you showing up everyday to make it a fun and friendly place.
So, thanks for showing up and making it even better 💖
Antivirus maker Sentinelone uses copyright claims to censor video of security research that revealed defects in its products
don't like mastodon's interface?
try out an alternate interface! the two i know of are Pinafore and Halcyon
Pinafore is a single-column client with its own design, at https://pinafore.social
Halcyon is a near 1:1 copy of the Twitter interface, and is available in a lot of places, one of which is https://itter.photog.social/login
There is little evidence to suggest that mastodons communicated by "tooting," and even less to suggest that they possessed the dexterity to play with a little paper airplane
The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! Show more
Autoposts from the birdsite are problematic and may even violate your home instance's guidelines.
- short/tracking URLs
- usernames not/existing in both universes or who are different persons cause confusion
- RTs clutter local/federated timelines
- responses aren't read preventing discussion
- no use of
- content warnings (CWs) for peace of mind
- image descriptions for accessibility
- public/unlisted/followers/direct addressing