A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

Fact: If you pay for Spotify, a portion of your subscription fee gets allocated to artists YOU DON'T EVEN LISTEN TO.

Another fact: It takes 3000 - 5000 streams *per hour* for an artist to make the equivalent of the California minimum wage.

@idlestate @nasser
When the going gets tough, we can all come together and do our best to overcome the challenges in our lives.

if you were wondering what happens when oulipo.social (doesn't allow the letter E) meets dolphin.town (only allows the letter E): dolphin.town/users/e/updates/2

To avoid straining your eyes when you're continuously working, follow the 20-20-20 rule :

After 20 minutes of work,
Look at something 20 minutes away,
Then spend 20 years in the forest.

your prefered date format?

(pls boost)

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