US Pol - SCOTUS
And it's likely going to get even worse if/when the GOP takes Congress this November.
And oh, don't forget about this national abortion ban blueprint that they're going about out loud should they take full power by 2025 if you haven't known already. https://archive.ph/0YPbL
US Pol - SCOTUS
So the US Supreme Court has begun the process of brining the United States back to the 1900s. This leaked draft decision is the blueprint for that very purpose. https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473
Expect them to kill Obergfell, Lawrance, Grswald, and even Loving next. This is only the beginning and sadly, I can't see any fight back because the US and states are just too gerrymandered and corrupt to do so.
#signsandcodes a couple notes on how to get settled in on the Fediverse:
1. Probably the best mobile app is to simply visit in a browser and select "add to home screen".
2. Finding people to follow can be a little tricky but very rewarding. Start with the Federated Timeline and skim it for weirdos you like. Also try searching for hashtags that interest you. I've found some great people that way.
3. This is a DIY world over here. If something looks missing, make it! Post, share, make noise!
How many times have you felt like things were out of control and then everything worked out fine?
Your anxious feelings aren't indicative of reality.
I'm on my third day of this account now soooo guess it's time for a proper #introduction post (feels kinda embarrassing lmao)
So uhhh hi! My name's Charlotte, I'm a gay af non-binary transfem from the UK who's interested in #Linux, #LinuxGaming & gaming in general!
Would love to talk to and get to know other trans people who share similar interests!
I'm also a little obsessed with Naruto since it's basically a comfort series for me so expect some of that 😅
I post a lot of my dumb thoughts on these topics and will probably end up posting about whatever else my brain decides to fixate on at the time.
If we end up following each other then feel free to get in touch if you'd like to know more! 💞
Here's my point: Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter is not some Wall Street Bets-style YOLOing.
He comes from the PayPal mafia. The PayPal mafia has built mainstream social media.
Elon Musk understands how to build a network effect, how to generate vendor lock-in, how to reduce churn, how to maximize ARPU (average revenue per user).
You don't become the richest man in the world without learning a few tricks.
Whereas Mastodon is a social media / microblogging platform, there are other federated sites that offer different uses.
All of these, including Masto, can talk to each other - so you can create an account on a Bookwyrm instance to keep track of your reading, and people on Masto can follow it! 🤯
Also, @jnktn_tv is a DJ collective that is starting back up. You should meet @rarepublic, a fantastic DJ. @firstname.lastname@example.org, does consistent house sets. And @email@example.com is always a good time when he's playing us tunes!
@roadriverrail 80% challenge of the system, 20% the different personality types of the people. People just aren't as loud and demanding of your attention here, so I never discover the cool things and people. It's way more difficult here to find your tribe. I wish I had a solution for it because I also want all of those things. I've been trying to find Fediverse people who live in San Francisco for years to make friends... no luck. Everyone is hidden, and prefers it that way.
Thanks to the new rush of people trying out #mastodon I'm seeing a lot of new posts explaining how Mastodon works. What I don't see answered, though, and what I've struggled on here with, are two basic questions:
(1) Regardless of where I keep my account, how do I find my kind of people on here?
(2) How do I make posts that reach and engage the people they're intended to reach and engage?
I don't have the answers. I've been trying for years and gotten nowhere.
I will admit that, while I still love the Fedi, I haven't been very successful at discovering a lot of community that makes me come back on a daily basis. I don't get the daily queer banter with other enbies here. I don't get to playfully shitpost as a World of Darkness character here. These things might be happening on the Fedi, but I don't see them.
Signs & Codes Founder. Hacker, geek, ham, derby ref. Poly, kinky, queer.
Signs & Codes is a private Mastodon instance built around a community of friends.