@makeworld Bitcoin generates far more environmental damage than Twitter's servers. Also, I want a new graphics card for a decent price.

Self care is finally cleaning the K-Pop Stans, Potterheads, Supernatural fans, and MCYT stans out of people you follow on Tumblr.

The term "Girlboss" makes me want to peel my skin off and slither into the depths of the earth never to be seen again

Brightlady boosted

you want a graphics card to play computer games? pitiful. i am using them and 100x more energy than an indoor weed grow op to make magic coins that live in the computer

huge platforms have the tendency to bring out the worst because of their size. There's no way for someone who's fairly normal with fairly normal interests to stand out amidst a bunch of other people with fairly normal interests.

What grabs people's attention are stunts- vitriolic rage, expressing extremist views, and other extreme behaviors. So sites become millions engaging in further and further behavior for attention.

@RadioAngel Solarpunk needs to pick up an aesthetic that isn't marketable... time to fill the tag with pictures of composting and the strange, strange configurations which avocados become after spending the summer in a drum.

@dankwraith My hot take is that Megan Thee Stallion could do Rap God, but Eminem could never do WAP


@dankwraith @swiff

They're only still afloat because the TenCent buy-in, Unreal Engine, and an exploitative monetization scheme in their rip-off game

Folding Ideas did a great tear-down/deep dive into how Fortnite's monetization works on both FOMO and depriving players of their ability to self-express themselves in a digital space if they don't buy in at some point.


WTF is with trying to monetize one's social media presence.

News from the birdsite: Premium tweets. LOL I post bullshit for free as the deities intended.

What I'm saying is that if I see another post elevating fictional women on International Women's Day- I will start biting people

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Activist spaces need to be actively hostile towards fandom. Fandom has become a vulture mining the personal experience, trauma, and hard work of genuine activists for points.

It's been sad watching io9 go from a site about speculative fiction and worldbuilding to a shill for the MCU and mainstream nerd culture.

@hazelnot If voting was neoliberal bullshit there wouldn't have been the temper tantrum thrown over counting the US election. There wouldn't have been the attempted gutting of the ability of the USPS to do its job as the ballots started coming in. Hell, voter suppression in general wouldn't be a thing if voting didn't matter at all.

On paper, the entire thesis of democratic society is this: Dissatisfied? Participate.

Democracy lives and dies on participation. Voting is your most basic and essential civic duty.

Uspol, electoralism, leftists being shitty, rant 

@hazelnot it's like... they want their perfect unicorn candidate regardless of whether the establishment democrats would actually nominate them let alone the general American public vote for them.

They want their stuff NOW without having to put in the work for it.

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