Cas is a user on cybre.space. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

Twitter has users. Mainstream (Silicon Valley) tech and drug dealers are the only two groups to use that term to describe people. And they're both obsessed with manufacturing addiction and exploiting those people. Calling people users is a form of othering.

Let's do better.

Mastodon doesn't have users. Mastodon has people. Call them members if you must. But not users.

Twitter, Facebook, and Google have users. We have people.

CC @Gargron

Cas @cassolotl

@aral @gargron It's the convention in the UK to refer to disabled people accessing support services as "service users". I always assumed that when websites call people "users" it's just short for "service users".

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