When an app asks for permissions, the OS should not only let you answer yes or no. Every category should have a "yes, but feed the app fake data" option.
Want my contacts for no reason? Have these generated fake ones! Wanna listen to my microphone? Here's random ambiance sounds! Location? I'm on a tiny 5x5m island!
Hell yeah! Put it all in your databases mfers!
Actively punishing services wins over boycotts any day. Didn't want that junk in the database? Don't ask for it!
When using Twitter (or any algorithmic social network), you subconsciously learn to please the algorithm.
You stop expressing yourself and start writing for the machine.
On Mastodon, you are forced to either write for yourself or for other humans.
I didn't think they'd raise the walls on *my* garden, sobs the woman who registered at the walled-garden website.
@j3s just wanna say I found your site earlier today and am still clicking through it. Thank you for everything you share.
Wow, Instagram is blocking the #joinpixelfed hashtag
I just discovered this while checking to see how they handle post count description and yeah, this was surprising to say the least.
See for yourself https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/joinpixelfed/ while logged in to IG
My prose poem "A Dream of Mirabella" is featured in the Surrealist Journal Peculiar Mormyrid Issue #4. The theme of this Issue is Surrealism and the Sea.
My piece appears under the section Nudibranchia.
Artwork by Alex Januário
Seth Godin on the money again:
Of course, as we race to fill in every moment with swiping, surfing and clicking, it’s easy to forget that we’re allowed to leave some blank spaces. In fact, not just allowed, but if we want to live well, required.
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