say goodbye to using targeted ads as a form of tarot. i know that discussing what computers think of you has become a common icebreaker, so this may be a difficult adjustment. instead, try sharing what you think of computers!
NO: the algorithm thinks i’m a chaser with hormonal acne ha ha
YES: it is cruel that we have forced sand to think. why would we do that
say goodbye to celebrity, except for @TommyWiseau . no one here is famous enough that you have heard of them unless you are a nerd. you cannot bully the government on fedi, unless it is @Nicolas_Maduro . those cringe takes you want so bad to dunk on? forget them. they are meaningless. mute, block, report, move on. use #fediblock to report bad behavior widely
if you use fedi like twitter, i think you will have a bad time. foss culture has lots of problems, and foss ecosystems face structural challenges in responsiveness and accountability that corporate services don’t. if you can, create an account on a small instance. lock your account. post unlisted. make some friends and cherish your dozen specific mufos. go public to get weird replies.
fedi is not twitter. it can be worse, but it can be so much better too.
> foss ecosystems face structural challenges in responsiveness and accountability that corporate services don’t.
In other words, (most) free code projects are not businesses but micro-NGOs, and people using their software are not customers, but beneficiaries. So no, the (mostly) volunteers working on free code apps are not accountable to users. if folks don't like the software they're given for free, nobody is making them use it. Find something else or pay someone to improve it.
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.