The Netflix Germany TV show 1899 will be right up the alley of Tim Powers fans, a truly sweeping scope that ties the far past and the far future together into one persistent, complex New Weird mythos, one where you're legitimately never sure what's going to happen next. Strongly recommended to speculative fans!
Elon's thought process
"My plan would've worked if the stupid human race hadn't ganged up to stop me. Also, the whole point of buying Twitter was to shut it down, so you all just fell into my trap anyway. Plus, as you can plainly see, I singlehandedly kicked off the mainstreaming of Mastodon, the world's next big way to communicate, proving I was a genius all along, so you're welcome, humanity"
So far, it looks like western tech, policy, and journalist folks are beginning to migrate to Mastodon en masse. Not ubiquitous, but enough that a critical mass can be said to be starting to form in each.
But Mastodon users seem largely U.S./European. I've seen very few e.g. non-diaspora Indians make the migration to Mastodon; the only one that comes to mind is @internetfreedom. Not aware of any Indian reporters/etc who've migrated.
How do we make Mastodon more accessible for the global South?
I'm now donating $1 a month to the instances I belong to - Mastodon.cloud, Pixelfed.social and Writing.exchange. It's literally the least I can spend, but if every one of us did it, none of these servers would ever have financial problems. More important now than ever, since the total global userbase of Mastodon shot up this week from 2 million to 7 million in mere days!
@matt, I've decided to start donating a dollar a month to all the instances I belong to, but writing.exchange's public donation page seems to only accept a minimum of $3 a month. Is there a way to pay you $1 a month instead?
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