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.
👉👉👉This, read this: "CSS dismissal is about exclusion, not technology"
The updated generative art bot starter project now works with both Twitter and Mastodon: https://glitch.com/edit/#!/generative-art-bot
Bonus: An introduction to Mastodon bots that uses this project: https://botwiki.org/resource/tutorial/introduction-to-mastodon-bots
Close runner up, of course, is Darius Kazemi’s roast of every XOXO talk, “How I Won The Lottery”: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l_F9jxsfGCw
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.
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
New blog post: "Mastodon and the challenges of abuse in a federated system" https://nolanlawson.com/2018/08/31/mastodon-and-the-challenges-of-abuse-in-a-federated-system/
@anildash I'll second and third this. Glitch.com is AWESOME. Nothing like spinning up a full fledged domain running node with the click of button.
Not having to worry about how to "post" things (hey, I can walk over to another machine and run my demo) or host media is GAME CHANGING for learning to code.
Generalistic and moderated instance.