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Hacking into people's car stereos only to play a recording of the screaming reaper zombie ghost noises the subway makes

as radical praxis

@Matt_Noyes @ntnsndr "In the mid-1930s, the US government provided affordable loans for the creation of electric-utility co-ops to provide power in regions where privately owned utilities wouldn’t invest. Before long, as much as 75 percent of the country’s landmass had service through these locally owned and governed co-ops."

Because the "free market" is so efficient :)

Has anyone heard of or used Colony? "A platform for open organizations."

"If you’re a member of a colony which makes money, you can claim a share of the money it makes proportional to the tokens and reputation you hold.

"Through the magic of smart contracts, everything happens automatically. Huzzah! No need to chase accounts for payment!"

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

My colleague Caroline has launched an ambitious project. Even the name is intriguing.
"Metapsychosis Journal is inviting a global community of minds to come together for an exploration of the sources, structures, and dynamics of contemporary power. We will be comparing intrinsic, life-based power with idea or 'meme' power...."

@paulfree14 @douginamug You have a good point. A tool or technique can be used for good or ill. Here is is presented as a way for people to non-antagonistically protect inclusive cultural norms, which is not easy for many people in such situations.

Please, I need some advice. What non-intrusive-corporation alternatives to Google Docs I could use if I want to share documents and compose them collaboratively online?

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

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@douginamug I don't know of any offhand, but I will do that. Please share any you find with me. Thanks!

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Instagram: My life is a party.

Snapchat: My life is a quirky TV show.

Facebook: My life turned out great!

Twitter: We're all going to die.

Mastodon: Don't worry, while we are on a quirky, meandering path towards an inevitable apocalypse, we might as well enjoy the ride and show eachother some love in an unorthodox, yet irresistible manner, not in any way hindered by considerations of style, identity or consistency.

Brilliant. How to gently and firmly protect the culture of your group:

"The guest started getting defensive and explaining ... and didn’t mean anything by it. The student replied, 'I’m sure that’s true, but all you need to know is we don’t do that here.' The interaction ended at that point, and everyone moved on to different topics. 'We don’t do that here' was a polite but firm way to educate the newcomer about our culture."


Hi, new tooters!

I'm Ginny. I was forced off Twitter with my cute little blue check and all due to violent threats against my life:

I moved to Mastodon.Social but was quickly targeted by more harassment. M.S's moderation policies were not sufficient and within a month I created Kitty.Town.

You can find out more about us here:

If you have a problem with Nazis getting punched, block me.

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I have seen a few comments here and there discussing wanting to set up instances run for/by PoC.

I'd like to know how to help with that. I think it's really important.

No one has more knowledge of everything than everyone. No one has more knowledge of themselves than they. Show more