etsy seller strike/customer boycott runs this whole week (11-18 april)!
transaction fees are going up for sellers by 30 percent (from 5% to 6.5%) beginning today.
1) Elon Musk is not on it
2) No advertising ever
3) See #1
4) Nobody can buy it out
5) You get to choose a community with rules you like and agree with, and if that changes, you can move to another community
6) Bad behaviour actually gets actioned here
7) See #3
8) No algorithms deciding what you see and when - just pure content
9) A FAR more wholesome community with genuine support, including financial, for artists (people here like buying art!)
10) See #7
I'd love to go inside but it really doesn't look safe ( and is all locked up anyway 😊)
The NYPD has a formerly secret surveillance slush fund which was uncovered by community groups, including @STOPspying, a member of the Electronic Frontier Alliance. https://www.wired.com/story/nypd-secret-fund-surveillance-tools/
So if I want to read some reporting on the 4 month + long strike at the Warrior Met coal mine in Alabama, apparently Elle magazine is the place to go. The NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, not so much.
Computational conjurer. Re-connecting with comics. Fan of science and fiction. Amateur doodler.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.