Riding the Mastodon

Posted on Sun 26 November 2017 in Dispatches • Tagged with mastodon, open source, personal, social media, twitter • 7 min read

Reader, I did it again. I joined another social network.

I know, I know. I should know better, right? But this time feels different. There’s something special about this one. Maybe it’s simply the contrast from Facebook and Twitter that makes it so appealing, but I can’t …


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If Your Website’s Full of Assholes, It’s Your Fault

Posted on Sat 28 March 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, facebook, gamergate, mra, social media, twitter • 1 min read

This old post from Anil Dash has been making the rounds again this week, and for good reason.

As it turns out, we have a way to prevent gangs of humans from acting like savage packs of animals. In fact, we’ve developed entire disciplines based around this goal over …


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