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Creative professions are deeply undervalued. Artists, writers, and all kinds of creatives are underpaid. People shamelessly steal their work and treat it like a disposable commodity. People act as if it just magically appeared one day and don't bother to credit whoever made it.

Ironically, people everywhere keep trying to use that same work to make money, without having done any of the work themselves.

Our society dismisses creators while voraciously consuming the things they create.

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Seriously, I hope people stop referring to the things they create as "content". You're not just making generic stuff to fill up space on a website owned by people who don't care about it. Your work deserves more respect than that. You deserve more respect than that.

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The worst thing about 21st century internet culture? The fact that two generations of people have been conditioned to refer to everything they do as "content".

Are you a writer? An artist? A photographer? A film maker? A blogger? It no longer matters. You're a content creator and something something monetisation.

Professionals using video conferencing during : Sorry. Please bear with me, I'll figure it out. Virtual meetings (insert nervous laughter).


The conservative governments want schools open because kids won't go & they will have more future voters.

How? A child with a snotty nose will be sent home. Do you know any kids without snotty noses?

Parents will tire of picking up 'sick' kids & quit sending them altogether. These children will grow to adulthood without a proper education and vote conservatively.

Hang out with me this Sunday evening at the Women in AI book club!

5pm PST/8pm EST
I hope I get at least one question about giraffes

I think my Bluetooth toothbrush is spying on me.

Your favorite rap jam:

Too many emails!




Too many emails...

Famousl last words:

"Can I borrow your charging cable?"

Also, does Apple care about privacy or is that an ad campaign? Obviously the maker of this cable has the license to make proprietary Apple cables.

Every other internet platform after today--

"Hey, give us your mobile number your account. Yeah. That's it. You can trust us."

Nearly every platform and service we use is a stack of hacks on top of hacks on top of hacks, and wearing a trenchcoat.

Past birbsite: Look at all the cool things you can do with our API!

Present birbsite: Please come to our site, we need your data and eyeballs. You can only have so many tokens to our limited API.

Future birbsite: 3rd party apps and logins are no longer possible, we shut the API down for your safety. And we need your data and eyeballs.

Birbsite platform hack is scary, hey?

Seriously tho, let's ban TikTok because they're going to steal our data that and are so very good at keeping private.

I guess I need to change the shirt I made that says "CAPITALISM KILLED THE DINOSAURS" to killed birbsite.

I don't know if you need to hear this right now, but you should know that I am grateful for having you here on the 🤗

If retailers took the $$$ they use to make surveys, give prizes for answering the survey, plus the $$$ spent on the 12 meter receipt, and used that to pay their associates a living wage, they wouldn't need to ask the survey questions to begin with.


Whenever I see any kind of discourse on Twitter, I have to remind myself that *this is not normal human behavior*. It's hard to remember, though, especially since every single journalist is on Twitter 24 hours a day, so they themselves have become blind to the water they're swimming in.

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EFF is celebrating 30 years of defending internet freedom live. Unfortunately, it seems to be on birbsite.


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