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Also if you're worried about someone stealing your name and impersonating you... Uh, don't? It'll show up as a new account anyway.

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Remember to *DEACTIVATE* your Twitter account, otherwise the account numbers stay inflated, which can be used to sucker advertisers. Hit 'em where it hurts.

Communities: Rise and Fall 

Here's a partial list of social networks I've been a part of:

EFnet
Undernet
DALnet
usenet
AOL
ICQ
Geocities
Angelfire
Tripod
Xoom
Plastic.com
Friendster
Myspace
FriendFeed
SixDegrees
LiveJournal
Flickr
Yahoo Groups
reddit.com
del.icio.us
Tumblr
Facebook
Discourse
Google+
Google Wave
Google Groups
Orkut
LinkedIn
Instagram
Twitter
Discord
Slack

Just a reminder: this is not an end. This is not a beginning. This is a middle. There will be more.

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I can't help but notice many toots from helpful newbies encouraging you to support the Mastodon Patreon.

It's fine to do that but understand it goes to just two big instances and the official Mastodon dev team.

It does NOT trickle down to YOUR instance. If you want to support your server, donate to it directly. Nearly all the costs of the explosive growth of the past few weeks is borne by local instances.

Mastodon is decentralized. There is no Mastodon Inc. This is not Twitter.

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:RSS: Never forget Google Reader
:BlobCatKnife: Never forgive Google, reader

Welcome to one of my all-time favorite lawyer folks, @alexgulotta !

We first met when he was running the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville and I was helping out with their website!

(He's a smart person you should be following about )

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I’m beginning to see quite a few “this is a positive space, there is no place for negativity here” style posts (especially by newer folks) so I want to hopefully clear something up:

This is also a space to be protected. From fascists, bigots, etc., and also from corporate capture (unless you want to watch it turn into what the greater web turned into. Some of us lived through that once. Would be nice not to again.) Opposing such things—and vocally if need be—is not negative; it is a positive.

Everyone please welcome -aficionado, -nerd, leader, and person @justgrimes to the chat.

Old man yells at cloud 

Watching Tumblr attempt to claw its way back to relevance after *betraying and actively destroying* 50,000 communities makes me more angry than the current Muskpocalypse.

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Applying some lessons I learned the hard way working in government and they are (so far) - 1:) Listen and learn as much as you can before you try to “fix” anything 2:) Help one person at a time with a seemingly trivial thing - “sure I can help you with that spreadsheet” or “you can export an outlook calendar to excel!” 3:) “Fix” the things that require the least number of asks of others.

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The best time to sort out your ethical framework is before you start a big internet community.

The second-best time is, uh.

But honestly I think you have like 10 days max to nail down who you really are and what world you're really building, and to put your absolute best people on mods.

Hi friends! What a week, huh? Just sending this reminder out to y'all:

Go Be Weird.

Love,
-Bill

(P.S. this is not me in the video but this guy gets it.)

youtube.com/watch?v=DjvVN4Vp_r

Just when I got my number of Slacks under control now I have too many mastodon accounts.

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I'm hoping to create an autoposting jobs bot pretty soon, but in the meantime I'm manually crossposting from my personal jobs board on my website to @jobs !!! Check it out!

Well, would you look at that? Cyberpunk can be a manual and not just a warning after all! 😬

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Also Noobs, remember this:

Twitter = for-profit USA corpo
Mastodon = non-profit European network

Also, this place here has been built by queer people and tries to accommodate two opposing needs:

1. Being in a safe space with your immediate peers
2. Connecting everyone in the free web

That's why there are all those server rules, the CW option, and loads of discussions about them.

#TwitterMigration #Twitter #FediTips

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