Ah, so this is the article everyone's been talking about. Required reading, I think, for anyone who's joined in the past year or so. Thanks to @snowdusk_ for reposting it.
"Mastodon is crumbling—and many blame its creator" by Ana Valens, Daily Dot
Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.
Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?
Sometimes I think that I'm in the minority these days, but the primary purpose of social media microblogging should be about talking to people and forming interpersonal relationships, not about Everyone Seeing You, or about Delivering Content, or about Being Influential.
Self-promotion and marketing is all well and good but it should be our secondary focus, not our primary one. Work is not life, business is not friendship, shouting from a soapbox is not conversation.
*gets off my soapbox*
I have seen this photo before but I love it because this was the way the word was written/said originally.
Sometimes people swap two adjacent sounds in a word. It is a phonological process called metathesis, and it's the same reason some people say "nuclear" as "nucular."
So if you want to give anyone shit about that or call them uneducated or whatever, you have to only say "brid" every time you want to talk about a bird for the rest of your life okay I don't make the rules.
Putting my bins out in the standard #Australian configuration, with recycling and kangaroos separated from general waste.
Swedes! Poles! Germans! Luxembourgers! The world is depending on you to save the internet from the EU! (PLEASE RT!)
live in Britain/keen European
"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