Note that I put this up for both sides of the equation:
If your instance is a bunch of shitheads that actively ridicule anyone that doesn't conform to their specific ideals, that's an echo chamber (in a way)
If your instance defederates from any instance that has contrarian views, that's the beginning of an epistemic bubble.
I would encourage more instances to silence, not suspend instances. Hold your users to the bar you expect.
From Pocket this morning,
This definitely applies to Mastodon and admins abilities to defederate: https://aeon.co/essays/why-its-as-hard-to-escape-an-echo-chamber-as-it-is-to-flee-a-cult?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
RT @nytimes: Why does bar soap clog the bathroom drain? https://t.co/JwRqjyI68o
The fact that @bigben is on a UK instance makes me feel so good about how the fediverse is turning out.
@balrogboogie you know your instance's CSS is borked, yes?
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pissy joke about dev practices in general, I'm a friggin' salt mine today TYVM Show more
Once, long ago, two young outsiders to tech asked: "Why is documentation so bad?"
One agreed to go into the den of tech, and come out, so they could understand.
After twelve years, the one who went in came out.
"I have written code. I now understand precisely why documentation is so lacking."
"Because most people are embarrassed of what they've done and can't look it in the eyes. I sure as hell was."
Salvador Dalí’s 1973 Cookbook Gets Reissued: Surrealist Art Meets Haute Cuisine http://www.openculture.com/2016/10/salvador-dalis-1973-cookbook-gets-reissued.html
Original URL: https://twitter.com/openculture/status/982740047999971329
@inkscape hello inkscape! Did you know that the Mastodon default Avatar was made with inkscape? Now you do!
Have a sample meme from the 'cute critter' section of our menu. Show more
To order: !order '1-4' 'folder from menu'
eg. !order 1 Animal Crossing
Please allow a few minutes for a response.
I remember when people used to actually pay for server space, sometimes ship racks to a colo to host their own stuff. They owned the hardware, maintained the OS, paid for space, power, and a pipe out to the world.
Here we are, decades later, fully invested in storing things in the Butt^WCloud, not paying for and owning our own hardware, but bitching that someone else can't figure out the rules that we're supposed to follow.
RT @[email protected]: -dere types are just Myers-Briggs for weebs
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