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Can we all please just agree to stop using the word disrupt or referring to things as disruptive for a while?

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Adblocking isn't unethical. Covering your website in trackers, spying on users, and compromising their security to make a buck is.

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#np #nowplaying #fediplay
youtu.be/BlHWq7w2Buc
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting
Genre: Gothic Rock, a song that was so loved by people that everybody just started to hate it from overexposure like Headhunter and Bela Lugosi's Dead

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I've never been a resolution-maker, but this may be a good year to not be online.

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I have been completely removed from Facebook for a full year. It has been the best year in recent memory. OBSERVATIONS:

1) I'm still "connected" to current events. I'm just not bombarded with a thousand "rage-bait" rants about it.

2) I'm still connected with everyone that matters. We've shared the responsibility of staying in touch. Sometimes it's on me to reach out, sometimes it's on them. The people who haven't kept up with me, were just a relationship of ceremony and convenience.

3) I'm substantially less depressed. Surprising no one, I guess. It didn't cure depression, but it alleviated that which it brought: A lot.

4) I'm still super social online. I have community here and a few other places. We do things together, and don't just try to whip ourselves into a fury.

5) I've gained a meaningful perspective: *MY* perspective. Getting away from the manipulative pieces of those social media sites has given me enough clarity to be, well... "me."

YMMV

I know a lot of you have been worried about Facebook privacy issues so I created a simple guide to help you manage your privacy settings:

1. Click the disclosure arrow at the top right of any Facebook page.
2. Click Settings.
3. Click Your Facebook Information in the left column.
4. Click Delete Your Account and Information, then click Delete My Account.
5. Enter your password, click Continue and then click Delete Account.

Bass VI's are awesome. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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pun, politics (tech, general) Show more

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I need an internet that doesn't treat me like a marketing data vending machine.

Wife to the TV: "Well I feel like my cats are telling me to kill people too, but someone has to be the adult in that situation."

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free will is the higgs boson of philosophy (marijuana is legal in my state).

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We like to talk about the seedy underbelly of the internet being dark net sales of cheap meth and fake assassination sites, but the real seedy behavior is by large companies that prey on the lives of our children, creating shadow profiles for even the youngest of them. Everything from their apps to photos posted with parental love, data mined by AI for sinister ends -- How to trap our children in the unyielding web of dopamine slavery, clicking links in a proverbial field of advertising.

Or maybe it's just me.

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The mastodon.sdf.org Term of Service is simply "Be excellent to each other." Using Content Warning folds for NSFW media is part of being excellent.

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So ... Tumblr...

The narrative people are having is how your centralized webhosting needs to be neutral and not censor content they don't like (nevermind that they too have freedom of association)

The narrative people should be having is how centralized webhosting like Tumblr means that whenever some rich upperclassmen decides they don't like something it is effectively and completely suppressed, and how you should self-host your own blogs or other content to avoid that.

But, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
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STEM, capitalism, hot take Show more

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Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko