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.


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What happens when you make it easier for anyone to talk to anyone else is that everyone finds far more people, and ideas, to disagree with.

Somebody is /wrong/ on the Internet.

I've got some good news here: there hasn't actually been any net increase in the number of people who were wrong. It's just that they, we all, are more visible.

In an odd way, contact through media is far more mind-to-mind than you experience in shared space -- the stranger on the bus.

xkcd.com/386/
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