Watching everyone update their instance to 3.0.1. Debating if I want to bail to Pleroma instead.....

Dear @apple, if you don't want to be burdened with politics of deciding what apps can be installed on iphones, just give people the option to install apps from outside the App Store

#apple #Hongkong #china

Gesh stood up a instance. Changed one setting and the whole thing stopped working. It can't be that fragile!

"You should always say no to that 50th tattoo. No one should have more graffiti than an LA Freeway overpass inked on their body."

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Mastodon, is in fact, ActivityPub/Mastodon, or as I've recently taken to calling it, ActivityPub plus Mastodon. Mastodon is not a social network unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning ActivityPub system made useful by the ActivityPub namespaces, vocabulary and non-normative sections comprising a full social network as defined by W3C Recommendation 23 January 2018.

Many computer users use a modified version of the ActivityPub social network every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of ActivityPub which is widely used today is often called "Mastodon", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the ActivityPub social network, developed by the W3C.

There really is a Mastodon, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the social network they use. Mastodon is the frontend: the program in the system that lets you interacts with the posts of all the people you follow. The frontend is an essential part of a social network, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete social network. Mastodon is normally used in combination with the ActivityPub social network: the whole system is basically ActivityPub with Mastodon added, or ActivityPub/Mastodon. All the so-called "Mastodon" distributions are really distributions of ActivityPub/Mastodon.

Ugh, I really wish I had a tablet when I was in High School. It'd would have made Algebra so much easier. Half tempted to pick up a Algebra book now.

Everything I was told as a kids is a lie 

Woke up this morning to find out I can't use the 'OK' hand gesture anymore..

TikTok’s moderation guidelines penalized political criticism and ‘controversial topics’

TikTok creator ByteDance reportedly told moderators to crack down on videos that mention Tiananmen Square, criticize political systems, or promote controversial groups like Falun Gong, among a host of other restrictions. The Guardian obtained leaked documents outlining moderation rules for the popular social video app.

theverge.com/2019/9/25/2088340

Sometimes you have to go from spilling tea, to straight up being the kool-aid man....

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Zwei Mastodon

A journey into Mastodon for both friends and family.