Items tagged social media

Elon Musk’s Twitter rebrand to ‘X’ is a total disaster. Here’s what’s happened so far

Tags: social media, disaster

Since the Reddit debacle, I've been paying attention to Lemmy again, and more recently kbin (collectively known as the Threadiverse). The good news: this time around, some instance admins have a clue for a change, and talk about building community. Trouble is, they still de-emphasize people. Tip: any community is made of people, pretty much by definition. News and discussions don't just hang in the sky, much in the same way bricks don't.

Also, they still don't get privacy over there. Hard pass... again. Maybe third time will be the charm. But not this year.

Tags: social media, updates

Consent and the fediverse

Tags: social media, ethics

Reddit is made out of people

What I am saying is that a principle of ‘first do no harm’ is a necessary first step on any journey to profitability.

Tags: social media, ethics

Write What You Want to Know: Building Cultures of Curiosity in Lit

Tags: books, politics, social media

Goodbye Blue Bird.

Tags: social media, art, ethics

The Tone Policing Paradox

Tags: social media, attitudes

Mastodon in 2023: people complain about toxic positivity, but if you ever post anything the least bit negative... they yell at you. Also they advise everyone to interact with others, but if you ever reply to them at all, you're a reply guy.

Tags: social media, updates

"Metaverses will be the digital equivalent of huge empty cities without character or community"

Tags: big tech, social media, ethics

La dure réalité de la « scalabilitée »

French language post about what it really takes to run a Mastodon instance and scale it as more people gather.

Tags: fandom, social media, computers

Elon Musk's team is seeking new investors for Twitter

Tags: social media, finance

A Case Study on Raspberry Pi’s Incident on the Fediverse

Tags: social media, business, culture

Why Twitter Didn’t Go Down: From a Real Twitter SRE

Corrolary: when it does go down, it will go down hard.

Tags: social media, programming

Let's put it this way: on this strange alien planet called "society", we figure out how to behave by paying attention to those around us and trying to act like them. Sometimes we get it wrong. Sometimes they yell at us, and only forgive us later if at all. You can ask, but people don't always know why a certain custom exists, or aren't very good at explaining. That's life. That's how it works. What did you expect, step-by-step instructions?

Tags: social media, updates

Twitter alternative: how Mastodon is designed to be “antiviral”

Friction is good for you. What a surprise. (Not really.) Speaking of which: dude, IP blocking is a thing, too. Don't push it.

Tags: social media, software, design

Home invasion

Mastodon's Eternal September begins I used the same words only days before. But here's the thing: not in a bad sense.

Tags: social media, culture

4 Twitter features Mastodon is better for not having

Tags: social media, software, design

Notes on Twitter

So, last night Elon Musk bought Twitter! Let’s talk a little bit about what I think the future holds.

Tags: social media, business

More Mastodon Scraping Without Consent (notes On Nobre Et Al 2022)

Tags: social media, science, ethics

Social media companies kept banning pictures of ‘explicit’ art. So, Vienna museums will now post on OnlyFans.

Tags: social media, art, sexuality

Facebook Is Censoring People For Mentioning Open-Source Social Network Mastodon

Tags: big tech, social media, ethics

Combatting online racist abuse: an update following the Euros

(from Twitter UK) Key insight: anonymous accounts are NOT the issue.

Tags: social media, racism

Mastodon Is Dead, Long Live Misskey

Tags: social media, software

How to Make Twitter Suck Less

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How Artists on Twitter Tricked Spammy T-Shirt Stores Into Admitting Their Automated Art Theft

Tags: social media, art, business

An empty San Francisco lot and 12 other things worth more than Tumblr

Tags: social media, business, humor

Automattic Acquires Tumblr, Plans to Rebuild the Backend Powered by WordPress

Tags: social media, business, software

Anti vax movement: Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds

Tags: america, health, social media

Mastodon looking for moderators speaking Tamil, Bengali: Founder

Tags: social media, language

Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.

Tags: social media, free speech

One month after controversial adult-content purge, far-right pages are thriving on Tumblr

Tags: social media, politics

The (Straight) Male Gaze Rules on Sanitized Social Media

Tags: social media, gender, sexuality

Meet the Tumblr castaways trying to save its NSFW content

Tumblr posters of porn and kink fear a ban on naughty content will eviscerate not only their blogs, but the communities they’ve built on the networks.

Tags: social media, sexuality

Why Tumblr’s ban on adult content is bad for LGBTQ youth

Tags: social media, youth, sexuality

Blushy-Crushy Fediverse Idol: A Chat with Lain about Pleroma

Tags: social media, software

The Do-Everything System: An in-depth review of Hubzilla 3.0

Tags: social media, software

Applebee’s Overnight Social Media Meltdown: A Photo Essay

Tags: social media, business, culture