So did anyone build an Spotify-year-in-review lookalike for people like me who aren't on Spotify but use http://Last.fm to scrobble? 🙈
(Do I have to make this as a side project for next year? 🤔)
frpol, police abusing its power, twitter link Show more
So, yeah, meanwhile, French police officers are rounding up *high school students* like criminals because they're protesting for a fairer education system.
I want to throw up.
masto/m.s meta, hot take Show more
once in awhile, i realize that m.s is essentially moderated by an unemployed trans woman who barely scrapes by on donations each month
and garg is pullin' in $4,696/mo via the patreons
and registrations are allllllways open on m.s
and it just kinda feels a little bit... not cool
If an instance goes away, or you decide you like another instance's UX/features more— well, you can repost stuff, you can shrug off content that's lost, you can let your friends know, ~oh, did you hear? I'm on fuckspace.industries now~. You can do these things *IF* Mastodon is a fun little side thing where we do our low-pressure social networking. This is not feasible or adequate if Mastodon is actually meant to be a *replacement* for Twitter.
The lack of an account migration idiom on Mastodon really is fatal, it is sincerely a thing that keeps me from recommending Mastodon to people. The http://witches.town evaporation to me was kind of like a disproof of the fediverse and I feel like maybe the fediverse dev community should have treated it as such. There needs to be a way to recover your account, "toots", and follower network if one instance goes away.
Okay so tumblr is banning rotating cubes saying it's porn and facebook banned saying "i'm gay" saying it's sexual solicitation and Twitter always seemed like it could disappear at any moment
I feel like we need to be getting ready for Mass Migration to Mastodon, which means we need to fix anything that keeps Mastodon from being usable, and there is in fact something that keeps Mastodon from being usable, there's one specific thing, it's this:
A stranger, in the US: Where are you from?
Me: from France!
On one hand: less worry about compatibility
On the other hand: more worry about Chrome because of it being non spec compliant on a lot of things 😬
Fediverse Recommendations for New Users Show more
Required by the platform
- username, password, & email
Socially considered required by most instances but not required by the platform
- content warnings
- image captions
- a user photo
- avoiding intense animation in user photos
- no harassment
- no abuse
Optional but recommended
- pronouns in your profile
- tip/support your instance admins
- drink 8 glasses of water a day
- sleep at least 6 hours a night
- anything else
I see Tumblr is going for the "make everything an algorithm and don't hire humans for reviewing stuff" route. That worked so well for YouTube.
Cool, cool cool.
RT @email@example.com tumblr why
a brief summary of iliana's opinions on tumblr Show more
- tumblr will lose a severe number of users but probably not enough for yahoo to kill it earlier than they would have naturally
- "activitypub tumblr" means taking a media-heavy network and applying a system that generally requires every host in the network to fetch and store that media for a good experience, which is expensive for server operators
- saying that written content (e.g. smut) is "safe" is an interesting way of ignoring the writing on the wall