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Here's the direct link to the findings from those documents:

It is really quite damning.

* Facebook deliberately obscured from users what information they were collecting about them & how to opt out

* Facebook used its monopoly to cripple competing applications and services

* Facebook signed agreements to acquire data other app developers collected in exchange for some of its own

* Companies could circumvent user permissions by signing an agreement with Facebook

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RT React is like meth. It sounds good and even IS good the first time you try it. But give it 2 years and your teeth start falling out.

Me to coworker: "Can you look at this problem for me and provide a some feedback? I've been troubleshooting this for 2 days straight and I'm getting nowhere, fast."

Coworker: "Have you tried this?" *sends link to first result from googling my problem that I've read so many times I can practically recite it from memory*

I know he's trying to be helpful, but seriously, dude. Give me a little credit.

Guess who had two thumbs and figured out how to make sure only certain sound channels go to a null sink for OBS :D

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I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

Me: I generally frown upon Twitter memes being imported into Mastodon since I come to this site to get away from that nonsense.

Also me, when I see a toot get 69 likes: "... ... nice."

I am curious though to see what the Venn Diagram for those two groups looks like. Probably a smaller circle entirely embedded in a larger circle.

Thank you mastodon for teaching me a new term I could have lived my entire life without knowing: "Anprim". And I thought the Incels were idiots.

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Dear Spotify playlist makers: Please discover emotions other than "chill"

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And five (last but not least) break out of old bad habits. My streaming presence isn't very commanding because I have a dependency of drifting off the longer the stream goes on. I need to keep myself engaged and learn to recognize when I'm letting my audience slip away,

Four, establish a community. I've already sort of started this with a discord (and previously I managed a facebook group which was moderately successful). The main challenge here would be growth, both in achieving it and in managing the challenges of maintaining a cohesive group as it grows larger

Three, update my twitch page itself to make it a bit more relevant and schazzy. Professional-looking as it were. Fortunately, I'll be paying a creative streamer to come up with the updated graphics (I can sort of half-ass it but it would benefit greatly if someone who know what they were doing did it)

Two, establish a plan for having a list of discussion topics for every stream. Any old schmo can play games and pipe that to twitch or youtube, but it helps to talk to your audience. One way to do that is have a script so you have something to fall back on in case you run out of ideas to talk about.

One, I'm going to establish a schedule. Maybe only once a week to start with, but I want to set aside a time slot when people can expect me to be online. Once I get used to that, then I can go up to two or three times a week.

I'm working on a plan for my streaming schedule. For a few years I've been stuck doing the same thing over and over and getting the same numbers month after month, so a little change-up is in order.

I've gotten quite adept at using laptop trackpads even though I hate them with every fiber of my being and with the white hot fury of a thousand suns.

A thousand. Suns.

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