This article underemphasizes exactly how bad stww was — people were reporting it was *crashing their browser* when it came up in search
But they’re 100% right about the hypocrisy of all this stuff marginalized fans have been fighting for for years suddenly being popular bc its affecting white fans now too
Remember when people used to think the robot police dogs in Fahrenheit 451 were kinda dumb? https://titleknown.tumblr.com/post/644239939529244672/no-disrespect-to-op-but-it-says-a-lot-about
updated 2021 suggested fediverse success metrics
- lessons learned from marginalized people
- friendships formed and maintained
- worthwhile conversations had
- comments remembered months or years later
- support and validation given and received
- honesty entrusted to one's social circle
- furries petted
- pets received
- stress levels associated with reading home timeline and notifications
- pleasure derived from same
- neat creations shared
- acceptance felt
It's Friday my friends, so here is some sound activated typography experiment, works with any sound (so you can speak, clap your hands, etc) by @firstname.lastname@example.org
(alt video: the letters of the typography move based on the noise in my flat)
And we're now on Mastodon 3.2
I absolutely adore the Guardian's writeup of the Frasier reboot, penned by an alien who finds it necessary to explain the concept of "acting" like, did you know that Anthony Hopkins isn't really a cannibal? It's true!
Looks like Amazon is retiring the Goodreads API, which just another step towards basically abandoning Goodreads and folding it into some other Amazon service I guess: https://joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/goodreads-retiring-API
My advice? Get off Goodreads while you still can (ie export your content) and move over to StoryGraph: https://beta.thestorygraph.com
A black-owned startup finally developing a viable alternative to Goodreads. Fuck yeah!
(Why not LibraryThings? Because, guess what.. it’s also owned by Amazon!)
Love to explain to white ladies posting chain letters on fb how human trafficking actually *doesn't* usually involve intricate kidnapping schemes to snatch white girls out of nice neighborhoods but in reality is deeply tied to the way we push poor and immigrant communities to the margins of society
(No, actually I really love doing this)
Wandering.shop admin. Writer of fiction, code, and campaigns. Splitting my time between here and XOXO.ZONE.
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.