It has come to my attention that Mastodon, and/or OSocial, and/or the Fediverse, are no longer what they once were. They're being flooded by Normals. Or People who Don't Speak my Language. または私のアルファベットを使用しない人。

It's becoming like ... birdland.

Or worse: Facebook.

So, here's a thought for you: Facebook was once literally Harvard.

And whatever you think of FB or Harvard, it most certainly isn't any more. Which is a thought you might want to keep in mind. Because change.


Conditioned power would be persuasion, through example, norms, standards, codes of conduct, etc., to convince others to behave, or not behave, in specific ways.

I've seen this in several interactions on Mastodon from my first day onward, as norms have been suggested: that any news or politica discussion is unwanted or should be CW'd (an unrealistic and for many users unfeasible request), animations, porn, trolling. The usual. Some of which has somewhat worked, some not.

Culture is hard.


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