@dankwraith I think Eugen is responsive to backlash in a way major corporations aren't I think his intentions and motivations are different from major corporations I think that's important I agree it's probably not optimal to have one single person be the developer of the platform and deciding where it goes I m not sure how to make it different though. Idk all is on a knifes edge at any moment I think we forget
fun fact: seratonin is actually a super complicated chemical that performs a whole bunch of functions in your brain and there are many different kinds of seratonin receptors that do many different things! It's not just "this chemical makes you happy" like dopamine it's so so much more complicated. This is why SSRIs have such complicated actions and wide-ranging side effects.
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Your follower count doesn't matter,the only thing that matters is the friends you make here
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Stop being cowards and enforcing ostracism simply because someone else declared someone to be canceled. Do your own research and don't believe rumors and smear campaigns.
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So uh, I just wanna explain something that might be super helpful to understand where I come from with my anti-cringe culture. Its not an attack on anyoen who was apart of it, people get caught up in the system they are born in...
But, Internet culture is built on liberal marketization of our interactions... and one of the quickest ways to get social capital is by making someone else feel bad about not being part of the status quo for any reason.
along with the exhortations to new folks to use content warnings, I would like to exhort masto veterans to be patient with new users, and to *please* include explanations of common abbreviations so the new folks can get a handle on them. examples:
pol = politics
uspol = US politics
mh = mental health
tf = transformation
+/- signs = positive or negative modifiers, so "uspol +" would refer to a story about US politics that is actually good (for a change).
feel free to reply to this with other common-ish examples if you can think of them!
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