it's been well over a year, and this beatles pokemon cover never left me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4N5U_Vf2iE
Hawaii, Colonization, Capitalism
Native Hawaiians and other indigenous peoples have been living the solution to world-ending capitalism, climate change, and AI/automation for centuries. To the extent we still have a planet is the extent our peoples have resisted for-profit annihilation. Listen. #IndigenousRights
proposing a rule 0 for promoting your work on the fediverse (317 words):
The fediverse hates marketing, hates brands, and hates corporations, and is pretty hypersensitive to anything that feels like any of those things. Posting pre-composed #marketing #messages with #All #The #PotentiallyRelevant #Hashtags is probably going to get your account deleted as spam rather than achieve what you want.
Marketing your brand is not the same as promoting your work, however. Businesses advertise. People self-promote. And you'll have to be careful about not /looking/ like advertising - see "hypersensitive" - but if you are an individual posting about what you do, that is /night and day/ different.
People behave differently than businesses. People follow accounts based on interest, not based on rewarding engagement with more engagement in order to increase the organic reach of their posts. People interact with others based on their thoughts and feelings and priorities, not based on rewarding engagement with &c. People talk about stuff that has nothing to do with their income because it interests them, not because it draws traffic to their feed.
And people self-promote. People say, "I posted a song to my Patreon" and attach a link. People say, "I'm a freelance technical writer looking for gigs" and attach their contact info. People say, "My video game releases on Friday, so if you do streams or let's plays, DM me for a free promotional copy." People say, "I'm doing a podcast on hardware hacking and I'd like to get someone from outside the US to talk about their experience." People talk about what they're doing with the hope that others will care, and people talk about what they do for income in hopes that those interested can hear about it and help sustain that income, and people ask for help from anyone willing to give it. People self-promote.
So that's rule 0. The fediverse hates marketing and loves people. Be a people.
A few months ago nonbinary person, looking like what people traditionally as a man, spoke out on a French TV, about what non-binarity is.
The immediate reaction for the public was to deride them, harrass them. The concept of non-binarity was exposed to the general French public as nothing more than a joke, than a meme. "Non-binaire" is a joke in France. And we’re alone in this. No "ally" is standing up, no "ally" is getting anybody to talk to us and even consider our existence. It harrows me.
for years this second-long shot of squidward threw me off ever so slightly and only now do i realize that squidward is missing his signature forehead creases https://botsin.space/@nocontextspongebob/103085518786358199
I'm not here to make grends. Audiovisual media enjoyer.
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