I really liked the essay "404 Page Not Found" by Kate Wagner, on how the internet has become an ouroboros that feeds on itself and crushes creativity.
My tiny blog post about it, which includes a link to the essay: https://www.humming-rain.com/2019/01/08/404-page-not-found-by-kate-wagner/
Direct link to the essay: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page-not-found-wagner
@offtheball Haha! So from what I can tell (by which I mean what people smarter than me have told me), when my toot federates, all the instances go to my site to generate a preview, which generates so much traffic that it takes down my site for a quick moment. Glad you were able to get through now!
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