Turn Prisons into Colleges
(submitted by brosirmandude)
Day 5 of the #grayscaleexperiment is just some observations:
1.) Grayscale has impacted some of the *function* of my phone, and I had to turn color back on to use it. Taking photos while I travel, for example.
2.) Apps are not often made for people with color-related accessibility needs. Google Maps traffic data, for example. Even the Mastodon app Amaroq doesn't do this perfectly.
3.) My usage is now almost entirely person-to-person chat, and some navigation stuff around L.A.
A Majority Female Investor Group Is Buying the Weinstein Company – Glamour
(submitted by rbanffy)
#hiveway explanation: it's a mastodon ripoff.
Day 3 #grayscaleexperiment update!
My usage hasn’t dropped much but there’s been a huge shift in how I use my phone.
1. I don’t feel COMPELLED to use it, like I did before.
2. I don’t use notifications except for actual person to person chat. Red notification badges almost don’t work for me anymore.
3. I have shifted to things that lend toward black and white visuals, so I read more articles and books.
4. Ads don’t grab my attention so they kind of don’t work at all.
Instagram is a chore.
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hey, lovely folks-
there are enough fuckos in the universe who want to stomp you down for being not white/cis/male
try to be kind to yourself, yeah? you don't deserve to internalize their hate. you deserve far, far better <3
it's double the irony while still feeling like you're not going corporate! win win
Day 1 of switching my mobile devices to gray scale.
3 Observations so far!
1) It's been fairly effective at de-fanging the mobile notification engine -- no more red badges to jump out at you.
2) Good design (and bad design) really stand out. This is an old design trick, so I'm not surprised.
3) I'm spending a lot of time in Nostalgia Narnia, thinking about the old black and white NeXTcube workstations I used to hack from. I miss those days.