I rage-quit Twitter at the end of November in 2016. As someone who has worked in online communities for close to 20 years, I couldn’t stand being a member of a community where the people in charge cared so very little for their users. We worked very hard at Flickr to make sure that people were safe. Your company isn’t the government and you can delete any account at any time for any reason. If you create a community, it’s your jobs to ensure that it’s safe for all.
Welcome new people! 👏 👋
Some useful #Mastodon features you might not know about:
Delete & Redraft - Click on the ... under your posts.
Tools to move instances - https://octodon.social/@schlink/100561221036847897
Block particular instances -
Image Descriptions - https://mastodon.social/@LiamErven/100549775260499384
Undocumented keyboard shortcuts - https://tootplanet.space/@YacYac/100551003949156532
Don't need link shorteners - https://mastodon.social/@jond/100549272934179851
...any others to share?
/me reads https://medium.com/@Gargron/april-post-mortem-12e3d141878c because Mastodon’s rise has been very interesting to me, and I appreciate everything @Gargron has done, and open source software is important.
Been digesting “Alien Knowledge” a.k.a. computers that have decided things are true but we can’t understand why - this morning after stumbling upon https://backchannel.com/our-machines-now-have-knowledge-well-never-understand-857a479dcc0e
Oh, wow, remember stumble upon?
Anyway… I like the idea that we want to understand things…. but I’m not convinced we have to understand them for them to be true.
Also, maybe theory of relativity applies to ‘knowledge’ AND time?
Oh, hey, April 27th. What's up?
mastodon found in US #realnews
Generalistic and moderated instance.