@eviloatmeal Sites that don't generate RSS feeds will often post updates on Twitter. Nitter thusly provides a handy RSS feed for that website.

Twitter might once have been a buzzing place for conversation, but most people I know have drifted off it, leaving it as a glorified RSS-style platform. That just be my experience though.

@rumblestiltskin I think you're spot on.

I kinda see yelling on social media is the 'I demand to speak to the manager' approach. lol

"I use Linux as my operating system," I stated proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. He swiveled around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision. "Actually," he said with a grin, "Linux is just the kernel. You use GNU+Linux!" I don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk: "I use Abyss, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. It's Linux, but not GNU+Linux."

The smile quickly drops from the man's face. His body began convulsing, he foamed at the mouth, and he dropped to the floor with a sickly thud. As he writhed around he screamed, "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!" In a cool fashion, I replied "Abyss uses the LLVM compiler suite, GCC uninvolved."

With a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life was ejected from his body. He lied on the floor, cold and limp. I've womansplained him to death.

@eviloatmeal @nitox @nipos I don't use it myself, but Bibliogram.art is aiming to be the Nitter of the platform, although Instagram is pretty hostile to it.

Instagram is a very 'style over substance' type of platform so I can imagine why it's not of interest to many Masto people.

TBH, most men my age on it are probably either bodybuilders or just there to creep on women, so maybe no great loss, lol.

@eviloatmeal @nitox @nipos
Instagram is the worst offender for this. I don't really have much to contribute to the discussion of than 'fuck Instagram'.

Friendly reminder that if you have a problem with a piece of software, approaching and working with the devs is generally more constructive than yelling about it on social media.

A reminder to myself as much as anyone else.

@EmeraldArcher I'm sure Mailfence is really good too, but here's what made me opt for Posteo.

- They use existing open source software, rather than building their own, they contribution to patches that everyone can make use of - as FOSS is meant to be.

- They have great workers rights policies.

- Great environmental policies.

- They're run a steady, sustainable business rather than a 'growth at all costs' model.

- They take cash.

- They host lectures on privacy on their campus.

Working towards supporting the Flatpak future by integrating sandbox permissions. Should be easy to review app permissions and adjust them to your needs

@tagomago Artists and public figures for the most part have probably been lured in by the same con, or feel powerless to resist it.

@tagomago Facebook are pretty good at the whole behavioural manipulation thing.

People fundamentally follow the crowd and open platforms don't really lay down the marketing cash that Facebook and co do.

I had a quick look at Timelie. A cute time-manipulation stealth puzzle game. And oh no a video.


@jaz @gomez I took the plunge and deleteed my FB a few years back. It was mostly for security reasons, people kept trying - and sometimes succeeded - to use it to contact people I knew, steal money, generally abuse my personal info.

It took an adjustment period, but honestly, I never looked back.

It does a good job of fostering FOMO and looking like the place 'where everyone is', but I think that's illusionary to a point. Unfortunately, it's a powerful illusion.

How old is your primary computer?

@EmeraldArcher Posteo.de is what I use. Fully open source and a really good service.

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