January 8th, 2021

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This is what reddit's r/funny looks like today.

It's completely unfathomable to me that people would want to impose such restrictions upon themselves of their own free will.

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A developer retweeting a journalist retweeting I don't know who:

The text in the cropped image reads:

I suppose it's pointless to ask how the speaker knows what Trump tried to do? Presumably she can't read his mind? Nor does she supposedly have documented records of his cunning plans? So this is just a statement of opinion? How does an opinion "Trump tried to stage a coup" differ from an opinion "The election was stolen" then? Because Twitter sure as hell factchecks the shit out of the the second one, but doesn't give a toss about the first.

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Although I don't like that people get booted from social media, what concerns me more is how web-unfriendly the alleged free-speech alternatives are:

Take parler, for instance; although maybe I am not taking it properly. You can't just peek inside and look around and see for yourself if there's anything interesting going on. No. First, you need to create an account.

Same with locals. Create an account first. Content later.

(Needless to say that I am too lazy to do either.)

Gab is actually web-friendly. But pretty useless.

From the web usability perspective, Hacker News is probably the best thing (is is a social network? I don't know) that I have experienced. But it doesn't have communities/channels focused on specific topics, like reddit does. And reddit has been turning to shit for a long time.

I do have fond memories of fido; but they are ancient and unreliable, and likely biased by the novelty of technology.