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I have finally left Facebook. This might seem minor to many people, but as a socially awkward kid who found it a lot easier to make friends online than IRL, Facebook was really important to me for a long time. I finally put my money where my mouth is: I deleted almost all of my old posts (using this method: https://www.howtogeek.com/346690/how-to-quickly-delete-lots-of-old-facebook-posts/) and deactivated last week. The only thing I miss so far is the American Birding Association's "What's This Bird?" group.
Ouch. This one stings a little. "What if pizza shops were funded like Human Services nonprofits?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gELZnORV4U
Yet another example of "Black Mirror" showing us a bleak and dangerous future: Netflix just released an "interactive choose-your-own-adventure episode" of Black Mirror, which if you think about it for just a few seconds is actually just a video game with flawed game mechanics that can only be played on their closed, proprietary gaming platform.
As a birder the best public service I can provide is to find an interesting bird in a tree in Central Park and then just stop and stare at it. Eventually people will just be curious about what I’m staring at and join me, then we can all talk about how great it is. Today, it’s a red-tailed hawk around 103rd and Central Park East.
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The bodega near my apartment has good coffee but bad bagels, and the bodega near my office has good bagels but bad coffee.
For Gen-Z and younger millennials, there's actually a lot of social cachet attached to being an "influencer," i.e. hawking some brand's wares, i.e. selling out. According to that Atlantic article, it's now gone so far that people are *pretending* to sell out, to try to impress their friends or land sponsorships. For anyone from Gen X this would be downright baffling.
Systems Analyst, Bronx Defenders ¤ Former Public Defender
Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.
If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!