We talk about funding and capitalism on here (it's important!) so I wrote down some things people can do to help the projects they care about with fundraising. If learning how to talk to people about giving money is scary for you I would like to help http://lifeofaudrey.com/2017/11/08/fundraising.html
Mastodon 2.0: The Big Emoji Update https://medium.com/@Gargron/mastodon-2-0-e93d9d28dbb9
mastodon is a better place for making friends and hanging out than shouting into the void imo
Oh hey my piece about Mastodon is up on Autostraddle: https://www.autostraddle.com/mastodon-101-a-queer-friendly-social-network-youre-gonna-like-a-lot-390948/
@creatrixtiara great to see you linked in the Verge story on Patreon! https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/3/16084248/patreon-profile-jack-conte-crowdfunding-art-politics-culture
Hello queer hacking people!
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ah, I see we're utilizing discourse and marginalization as a means to control & attack without there being an actual, people-beneftiing goal at the end (the opposite)
City Hall in SF, pride colors!
I hadn't realized how much I'd gotten used to the idea of being harassed on the web because 'hands off' policies from inaccessible site admins were so common.
Being here on masto really made me think about how much the web-based cruelty I had come to think of as """"""normal""""" was in fact unnecessary.
Culture matters, in a visceral way.
A few years ago I made a Tarot deck. It is queer, irreverent, and femmy.
This weekend I made a Twitter bot that posts a card and its description a few times a day.
And now I have acquired an account here. Which I will be teaching the bot how to post to soon.
Q: is federation commutative?
A: technically, not necessarily. culturally, it's moving that direction.
Q: how to find info about federated instances?
A: mastodon.xyz has info.
A: most effective way is to use hashtags, ask questions
A: #introductions helps too
A: GnuSocial has it, but not yet
Q: what about privacy?
A: tricky. when you send to another server, the privacy info is there; need to trust that they're enforcing it. basic functionality you'd expect: specific users, followrs-only, local timline, everywhere. when you send elsewhere, no guarantee they're enforcing it.
need to trust admins - they potentially have access to everything in the database. if you DM somebody on another node, you're warned that it's not safe