Sometimes you want to take a picture, capture how the morning light looks filtering through the trees; your cooled skin; the sound of birds.
But you can never smell the air in that photo. You can't look around to see the rest of the world from that spot you stood, capturing a split second of light.
The only way to remember it is to sit for a while; feel it as deeply as you can; accept that it'll never be as good as it is right now.
"Some of what's truly good for us is bad for them. So let's not rely on them to tell us when we finally have privacy, or digital wellbeing, or whatever will comfort the masses today. We know what real privacy feels like, even online. All we have to do is acknowledge what we've lost and take the smallest of steps to reclaim it."
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(I think it's more noticeable with Articles because Mastodon only shows a title and the link. Which is oddly terse in social media land.)
One way to enable this while reducing abuse might be to let the publishing Actor (i.e. the post author) specify other Actors that can boost and add a comment. So e.g. @ matt @ write.as could allow: @ matt @ writing.exchange, and I could get the effect I'm after.
One time I really wish Mastodon had quote-tooting is when I'm sharing ActivityPub Articles (i.e. blog posts).
Would be awesome to natively boost a post with a little personal comment added, especially to aid in a fediverse conversation around the post. Otherwise you get what we have right now: every post is "Shared without comment."
A recent idea I had: what if WF federated Notes instead of Articles in certain situations? I just tweaked this instance so that if there's no newline in a post, it'll come out as a Note. Otherwise it'll be an Article, like normal. Thoughts? Reply to @email@example.com.
Our CoC is live, and we have a roadmap, kinda!
Stay tuned for more news about #Florence
@dansup Hey, are you active at all on the Pixelfed section of SocialHub (https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/c/software/pixelfed)? I wanted to continue the conversation about Article support in PixelFed in a public place like that, if that's alright.
my biggest secret is not a secret at all https://poems.emeryrose.me/my-biggest-secret-is-not-a-secret-at-all
"I think a focus on experiences is wonderful! I'll take a trip to the zoo with my daughter any day over buying her another junky toy or going on a hike over going to a shopping mall. But is there really a benefit to focusing more on experiences if you're treating them like things? Another patch on your vest? Another pic for your followers? Are you just doing something for the likes?"
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