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People who still use harmful social networks feel like single-issue voters to me. "Oh, I don't really care about $CANDIDATE's views as long as they support $ISSUE."

Seems exactly the same as "Yeah, I don't like some of Twitter's policies, but where else can I build my brand, you know?"

@mastonaut Am I misremembering or did there used to be profile/hashtag search in Mastonaut? I can't find it!

So I'm at a conference for rogue-like games this weekend ( and they built a whole interactive virtual space you can move around in

Or not, what do I know. I've never built a platform. I just grumble at NPM all day.

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It is for some (like a lot of us here, me included) but it makes me think that to gain critical mass on a platform, it has to have something *new* that people recognize as a feature. Something that will improve their lives there and then. Once it has users it could potentially expand out and supplant the previous dominant platform.

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Thinking about platforms and critical mass...

It feels like all major platforms gained traction because they offered some new and desirable feature. Tumblr/Twitter had takes on microblogging, Facebook: social graph, Vine: micro-videos, for example.

So when a platform alternative pops up that does basically all the same things that the original did but it's open-source/decentralized/whatever, it's no wonder it doesn't catch on. Open-source isn't a feature to most.

🎉 Happy big digit change in unix timestamp! 🎉

Just switched my website over to use It's a privacy-focused, open-source, analytics service. Cheap, too!

@plausible Is your website down? Your service is really intriguing and I'd love to check it out!

“Step 1 for making grape jam: PEEL ALL THE GRAPES so that you can remove the seeds from the pulp.” 🍇🍇🍇


Ain't nobody got time for that! Grape juice it is! 😂

The only good thing about single page apps is that the API they are forced to write can be exploited for... uh... no reason in particular.

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