The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.
We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.
The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.
I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.
Additionally and specific to the topic Lewis is talking about, can social networks do privacy? Is @writeas_org a social network? It is very private, but is it social?
I am not trolling, simply wondering if a social network can reach the level of #privacy Lewis is advocating for. Using an intranet would be private. Using the Internet, not so much. Maybe I am getting to black and white with this. I need to read more on her definition of privacy.
The Devil You Know.
I have total respect for Sarah Jamie Lewis and her choices are hers. My aim is not to criticize directly, but remind myself and others that the wolf we feed is the one that grows.
Using birbsite, FB, YouTube because of the large exposure to advocate for #privacy is flawed. It's not a black & white issue, but it feels like paying the price of admission to go to Disneyland and then protesting inside. Actions speak louder than words.
I haven't been posting a lot of #mastoart lately because I have been doing some secretive #watercolor work. I am making a cookbook to give as gifts to people. I am sort of strapped for cash thanks to my #MentalHealth and student loans.
When the cookbook is done, maybe I will drop the pages in my NextCloud and share the link for those of you interested. Maybe I'll print one and send it to you if you're really interested. After all, paper is inexpensive to post.
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This is an email client. Please update your mail generator to stop wasting electricity and emitting extra carbon with HTML mail, or at least provide graceful degradation for users whose email clients only receive plaintext (as anyone who cares about there computer security does).
Twitter's decentralization play
I'll repeat what I tweeted about it: the hilarious thing is that they could take their budget for this initiative, slash it by 90%, distribute the remaining 10% to like 2 dozen Patreons, and thereby do approximately 1000% more to create a viable decentralized social media standard and implementations.
Disney - Marvel - Star Wars - #privacy
Think of the CG work in the Avengers films. How many stars do they "own" digitally like Carrie Fisher?
Quick reminder: I have “internet office hours” for artists that have HTML/CSS/General web questions; if you have any, just reply to this toot!
Last time I put together a guide of some great resources to use for the modern web, based on the tools I use everyday for work https://thomascannon.me/guides/modern-html-and-css-resources
HEY MUSIC FRIENDS:
My new #discourse instance is up and running! My idea is to use it as a FB groups replacement and also as a place to share longer-form interactions in a group setting (something I'm finding hard to do on #mastodon).
Specifically I'd like to use it as a place to share musicmaking stuff (synths, software, studio setup, etc).
Anybody out there want to come kick the tires? Hit me up for an invite!
Writer, video editor, motion graphics occasionally pay me. Creating art and having conversations fuel me.
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