is pretty cool, actually. I don't know why more 3rd party Twitter clients don't start migrating to Mastodon. I mean, what's the point of sticking with a service that is actively trying to undermine you?

I've just seen a troll on Twitter dismiss our animated video because of low view count, so uh, have you watched this one before? It's got cute elephants.

Here's a thing that makes Mastodon instances work less well than they could...
when you visit an instance, all the front pages look the same.
"About this instance" is a TINY little link under the sign-up form. This is crazy.
Instances should LEAD with a community description, not bury it.
That's like a newsgroup leading with the OS it used to run the newsgroup rather than saying: "This is a Kenny G community"

Whenever the Mastodon new car smell wears off lets all remember these past couple of weeks where we all worked to be inclusive and supportive of each other, where we gave every new member a pineapple as a welcome gift, and where we enthusiastically created more than EIGHT HUNDRED small communities in the hope that everyone could have a place where they felt at home.

why you may have ended up on my blocklist 

-annoying bot that doesn't add anything
-"lol [$minoritygroup] should all burn to death for something they can't control"
-"lol [$majoritygroup] should all burn to death for something they can't control"

I said I would have a go at designing icons for Mastodon, so here's a mockup with them integrated 🙂

Why Mastodon is better...

Furious Indians Are Leaving Snapchat One-Star Reviews In The App Store Because They're Mad At The CEO

One of the actions I found the most egregious of Twitter was their utter contempt for some of their own most ardent users/supporters: developers of 3rd-party apps. One thing I'm really looking forward to seeing is how that creativity migrates to Mastodon.

Dear white people:

You don't get to tell PoCs to stop making everything about race when we're talking about our experiences and/or tackling race related issues.

Also, you don't get to call us racists for talking about race.

Just stop, please.

En fait ce qui fait le plus plaisir c'est le foisonnement des contributions qu'engendre le projet libre mastodon. Qui là un annuaire, qui ici un bot, un convertisseur de RSS, qui un tuto. Ça part dans tous les sens, c'est frais, c'est beau. Chacun y va de son coup de main à sa mesure.

On a oublié mais il avait ça autour de Twitter au début - plus étalé dans le temps, certes - avant qu'ils ne ferment toutes leurs API et verrouillent leur bizness. Ils ont tué une énergie attendait de refleurir.



@aircooledcafe I'm planning on having a tablet layout, but it's not very soon in my priorities. If someone else wants to work on it and contribute the changes as pull requests to Tusky's github I would gladly accept, though!

I wanna design a set of icons for Mastodon; as nice as Font Awesome is (it does well as a placeholder) nothing is better than tailored icons. I wonder if @Gargron would be open to that. 🙂

Fuck every website that autoplays a video (especially when my volume is happens to be up).

Le journal russe Novaïa Gazeta rapporte que la #Tchétchénie s'emploie à traquer des personnes homosexuelles ou apparentées pour ainsi les torturer dans des « prisons secrètes », à Argoun. Depuis fin mars, une centaine de personnes furent enlevées. Trois personnes y sont décédées selon le journal, mais des témoins affirment qu'il y aurait davantage de morts. #LGBT

Good news: the robot that takes your job might be cute enough to go viral #theverge #technology

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