@joachim @jalcine the option to show or hide is okay, but doesn't really do anything to fix the problem if follow counts are still built in as the default and most people will still use it

then all you are doing is making the people who do turn it off have even less power than everyone else and the popularity/capital issues remain

follower capital has to be removed for the change to really matter :molotov:

not only should you be captioning/describing your images

you should be requesting #MastoDev team improves upon it such as allowing us to see the whole image as we describe it, and a better visual indicator that the image isn’t described while uploading (maybe even an alert before posting!)

fight to make the fediverse more accessible

There are no good people, and there are no bad people. There are only people who do good, and people who do bad. All that we are is our actions.

Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor
'...Evelyn Berezin, a computer pioneer who emancipated many a frazzled secretary from the shackles of the typewriter nearly a half-century ago by building and marketing the first computerized word processor, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 93.

[....] “Without Ms. Berezin,” he added enthusiastically, “there would be no Bill Gates, no Steve Jobs, no internet, no word processors, no spreadsheets; nothing that remotely connects business with the 21st century.”...'

If you think my jokes are bad now, you should see my toot drafts

HTTP/3 proposal to replace the User-Agent header with a Chrome-Version header

Content Warnings are not for "offensive content" (although offensive content should be under a CW)

they are for people to consent to the consent to reading/interacting with more Serious or Harmful topics

it's not self-censorship. it's providing the subject matter to folks before they engage with the content so they can choose to interact or disengage based on their well-being and other things

This comment about instance-only posts is good, @Gargron, and I’ve been seeing this request for a looooooooong time.

You’ve asked ex tumblr users what features they’d like to see. If their requests echo long term users’, is it time to consider it?


I'm aware this is a birdsite link, but for those of you unaware: The UK government seized incriminating papers about #Facebook.

They just made them public!


Coincidentally I really wish this toot was satire

I'm so white cishet I have to hide meanings behind allegories and passive boosts and won't talk about anything directly

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@bridge and, like. listen to your non-white friends. the number of social circles with people of colour whose advice and input is actively ignored is fuckin' bonkers.

Here's a list of women led synth bands so you don't have to listen to Grimes anymore:

•Tokimonsta: (Jennifer Lee) is a California based producer whose already got 3 albums under her belt, I like her

•The Knife: heartbeats is always a classic, plus Karin Dreijer also did Fever Ray as her own solo project. It's spooky and noisey, and I think that's cool

•Bjork: Bjork is always good, she writes songs about the Earth and stuff. I think that's cool and I like her

@lawremipsum There's probably a case of "that doesn't apply for any of the instances I would join, so why bother" among the contributors it seems.

That seems like it would be a marketable feature for Masto, though - clubs have useful purpose. I've been seeing people who are being turned away from Mastodon because the moderation isn't "good enough". There are instances suitable for them, but they aren't visible at all because they're closed for open registration. Catch-22.

@lawremipsum Definitely.

I made a couple of issues in support of club-like instances nine months ago, both for Mastodon and instances-soc. Discussion died quick though. Any noise is good noise at this point.


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By the cybre people, For the cybre people.