I keep trying to find a simple blogging tool that is fediverse compatible (picture something like Ghost with a couple extensions) and there’s really no simple Node app. It’s all, like, days of hacking on WordPress. Is there anything packaged up?

People are really not realizing how fucking terrible the Musk era of Twitter is going to be. They see it as some amusing novelty, when it’s actually going to reveal how many places Twitter was actually making *good* choices — because those will end.

There is a fly in our living room. It has been here for a day or two. None of us are able to murder it. This is madness.

"The key to protecting people's privacy on the internet isn't in trying to stop users' data from being sent to different services, it's in poisoning the well by having user data be so inconsistent, disconnected, spurious or expensive to collect that today's surveillance infrastructures (often referred to as "ad tech" ) get flummoxed when trying to track you."

Great piece by @anildash


#privacy #surveillance

RT @anildash@twitter.com

If you want to know why we're so proud of @Glitch@twitter.com, and I'm so excited about the team & the community that I get to work with, just look at what @briankardell@twitter.com has to say about it. bkardell.com/blog/Glitch.html

An interesting look back at the early days of social media & how conventions of blogs, likes, comments, followers etc. evolved. It's a round table discussion with people who built and ran LiveJournal, Diaryland and Open Diary in the late 1990s.


Honestly I’m surprised nobody made their Halloween name say “Klan-Zuckerberg Initiative”.

You can now search for #Hashtags with #mastoview and choosing if you want to get only results from one instance or its federated results.


#mastodon #search #tools #mastovue

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Close runner up, of course, is Darius Kazemi’s roast of every XOXO talk, “How I Won The Lottery”: m.youtube.com/watch?v=l_F9jxsf

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My favorite XOXO talk remains the Golan Levin & Pablo Garcia postmortem of their kickstarter that included the names, faces, and living/working conditions of all the Chinese factory workers who actually built the product. The atmosphere in the room just kept getting more and more tense and uncomfortable because nobody could figure out how/when/if to clap. You could feel the room being forced to grow, it ruled.


I have to say, it really feels like people are loving Glitch and we’re making something good, and that makes me super excited. I just have to not screw it up.

The only defense is the stubbornness of individual volunteer administrators.

The worst speech is therefore going to continue to drive out desirable speech here. 2/2

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Just caught up on some fractured shard of the Wil Wheaton story.

- 60 reports/day are enough to overwhelm a volunteer admin
- dogpiling can be effective even when coped with by paid staff, historical tracking & analysis, carefully-written policies (see birdsite gamergaters & terfs)z
- the dogpile technique is therefore more effective here
- it's just proven its effectiveness against a celebrity target

Expect a lot more of it. 1/2

Here is #Mastoviz. A little website that visualizes your Mastodon Network.


1. Enter your instance
2. Authorize the automatically created app
3. Load your network
4. Explore it

#mastodon #glitch #dataviz #network #sigmajs #visualization #opensource

Small improvement to #mastoviz:
You can now select accounts and see their network within your network.


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