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The Wheel of Time. A solid meter and a half of fantasy saga.


better cross-instance user experience. Like now if you want to post to another instance you have to use the search bar and pray, right? Or is there a better way? If there’s a better way, I couldn’t find it. In general more streamlined “community discovery” features.


What is the Tech Worker Movement? You might have heard the term "tech worker", born to distance ourselves from the idea that to produce technology you have to be a worker, not a hippie, startuppy, buzzword-spewing dude from California. The work we do is material, concrete, tangible, stressing even if often is not measurable. Without our work, digital technology wouldn't be possible. Delusions of full-automation fall short as soon as you spend a couple days with a sys-admin. Then we thought: there are other kinds of workers that are necessary to keep the big machine going. Without riders delivering food, Glovo, UberEats and Deliveroo won't run. WIthout drivers delivering packages, Amazon, YOOX, Zalando won't run. Without service people taking care of offices and feeding workers, no tech company would run. They are tech workers too. So the movement was born and is leading to the creation of more freedom, more rights, more autonomy and better technology. It's a galaxy of individuals, organizations, collectives, unions, squads of friends, computer programs, possibly some aliens and I'm sure at one meeting I've seen a talking dog that could write Python and was angry about their working conditions. (might have been a furry, idk) There's no reason the tech industry should be a meat grinder for most and a paradise for a selected few. There's no reason why the tech industry, in a time of climatic collapse, should be focused on toxic products like predatory ad-targeting, mass surveillance, betting, weapons and military software and many others. If let to itself, the tech industry will develop technology against us, against the planet, against our future, only to make profit. The responsibility is ours: we can create better conditions for ourselves to create better technology. The future is ours to write. If you want to join an organization: Tech Workers Coalition: https://techworkerscoalition.org/ Game Workers Unite: https://www.gameworkersunite.org/get-involved If you want to know more about the tech workers movement: https://logicmag.io/the-making-of-the-tech-worker-movement/full-text/
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it’s a niche product that doesn’t provide any advantage to the average user compared to reddit and can’t make up for the critical mass reddit has.

It’s just another case of hackerism without a strategy that goes beyond “we make a tool, we hope eventually somebody will use it”


the written word is dead, said a guy on the internet.

Our attention span is being robbed and that’s true, but it doesn’t look at all like what he’s describing.


There’s no major force pushing users to adopt federated software beyond privacy concerns and distrust for big tech. This means mass adoption won’t happen unless big tech collapses or gets regulated to death by forces external to the fediverse.

The only strategy I’ve seen articulated so far for federated social media is “be ready for when scraps will fall from the table of Big Tech”.



Be aware that the author of this blog is a well known Italian nazi-transhumanist that is famous for making shit up about himself, his expertise and the IT industry since the early '00. Don’t trust a single word that comes out of his mouth.


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I don’t think they are really comparable. I mean, I guess there are scenarios where one might not be interested in using both but it’s mostly about the strategy you use to reach your audience than the tool themselves.


They don’t allow it. They fought with illegal union busting practices and still lost the vote. Unless they want to wage war to the federal government, they have to comply.