@jon One of the big problems with "the algorithm" for me and many others is that we simply STOPPED seeing content from people we want to see, and started seeing MORE content from people being reactionary, fandom drama, call-outs, and the like.
The algorithm made the experience a lot worse for me and others, and turned our timelines into a shit show.
I'm okay with some subtle algorithmic sorting, but rather then bringing conflict forward, to bring accounts forward we frequently interact with.
#Twitter could have made the #TwitterMigration easier by turning on #ActivityPub years ago when they were talking about #BlueSky. But they didn't and instead identified it as a threat to their revenue in their SEC filings.
So if it's confusing, blame Twitter for making it harder than it needed to be.
Ok #mastodon, let’s show our true colors.
Reblog this if you’re a champion of the Oxford comma.
We’re officially friends.
I swear to god, journalists have become Big Social's PR department even as Big Social puts them out of business.
I've said this previously. With the old startup model, you might be able to capture significant marketshare for 20 years. You might even be one of the most valuable companies on the planet during that time. Hence, Meta.
But if you want something people will use indefinitely, you need to build a protocol.
Guess what? Corporations don't want to build protocols. Hence, a startup-driven version of the Fediverse will probably fail.
Google developed a new text editor that allows you to steer a story by asking questions ("tell me more about the fairy's day job") and got 13 well-known writers (Robin Sloane, Allison Parish, etc) to write a book of short stories with it. Stories and model demo: https://wordcraft-writers-workshop.appspot.com/
If you're interested in running your own single-user instance, follow @darnell
Not only does he run one, he runs multiple—and has learned lots of lessons in the process!
I actually really like tumblr and don’t want it to die. It feels more like mastodon than other networks. But it seems having once central hub isn’t working financially.
Suing? Woke. Apparently.
They’re suing private bookstores for selling books with sex scenes now. A court of most and fury isn’t a gay romance, just a het romance with sex in it.
Read this NOW. Learn it NOW. Try it NOW. It's easy & could save you a lot of grief or worse. & let me emphasize this part from this very short article…
“How to Temporarily Disable Face ID or Touch ID, and Require a Passcode to Unlock Your iPhone or iPad” https://daringfireball.net/2022/06/require_a_passcode_to_unlock_your_iphone
Hey I found an open source menstrual cycle tracking app called Drip that doesn't call home to anyone and encrypts your data on your device. It's gender inclusive and it has a prebuilt version Android that you can get either on F-Droid or on their site here: https://bloodyhealth.gitlab.io
They have an iOS version but it's not pre compiled. I'll be working on that today so you can get loaded onto your Apple devices, along with the instructions to install it on said Apple device.
Please boost so others can see this!
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