When I lived where winter kept the morning glory under control, I liked and looked forward to it. But here, it chokes out a healthy garden. It’s not the plant’s fault of course, but it still requires action.
Today, I had sympathy for the lovely and innocuous-looking flowers that I still quite like, while I aggressively pulled out every root I can reach without apology. There was no room for half-measures.
If you are committed to not making this another birdsite/hellsite, your first, ultimate, top priority is keeping marginalized people protected from hateful people. That is the main and crucial difference between Mastodon and Twitter & Tumblr.
The way that a marginalized person reacts when there is a breach in this protection is not what makes this turn into a toxic place.
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👍🏽: pushing for the fediverse to introduce a toot-by-toot permission-to-archive-by-third-parties option, akin to the present privacy options, to give users control over what they bequeath to the potentially-hostile future
👎🏽: yelling "PUBLIC GOOD" and downloading everyone's everything and pretending there's no ethical concerns involved
My dissertation is about the risks of technologies of things, words and power. I emphasize "potential future risks" so as not to be labelled "alarmist".
And yet... right now my email has been down for 3 days, company is posting official updates that are certainly not true, their customer service consists of bots, and, except for here, any alternative communication I can think of involves agreeing to significant data tracking & surveillance... I think the future is here (and it's scary!)
I saw two people travelling home with their purchases by train. Two giant bottles of orange juice and assorted items in a Kirkland box. They were clearly returning from Costco. No explanation required.
I made a wrong turn walking to work today... Walked along a parallel “not parkway” path and saw all sorts of different green and flowers. Thinking now about the things we pass every day and never see. #SmallStories
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Free speech advocates, like genuine ones, need to stop attacking folks not wanting to listen to bigotry.
Your attempts to remain neutral are hurting the cause of free speech by making it difficult to tell the difference between genuine free speech advocates and tacit bigots in free speech clothes.
"The story of identity… can’t be told by one person, or even seven people, but only by a cacophony of voices together – of sounds, of ideas, of pedagogical intentions.”
- Jessie Stommel
Public Transit Projects Cheaper Than Uber's $5.2 Billion Q2 Losses, Ranked https://jalopnik.com/public-transit-projects-cheaper-than-ubers-5-2-billion-1837080980
Please fund more transit for people instead of pernicious capitalist nightmares for rich sycophants.
Tend to be curious and often asking the questions “why” and “how,” which inadvertently stir up trouble sometimes.
Social is the primary social media platform for the forth coming fourth version of Play Vicious, a new initiative built to bring attention to the plethora of creative acts that don't get the shine they deserve.
For more details about the project and how to support, go here.