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Here is how #platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die. 1/
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I call this #enshittification, and it is a seemingly inevitable consequence arising from the combination of the ease of changing how a platform allocates value, combined with the nature of a "two sided market." 3/
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#OSINT. Quisiera comentarles y compartirles algunas técnicas o herramientas para #Mastodon, que a la fecha me vienen facilitando la vida como #AnalistaOsint para el desarrollo con éxito de las muchas investigaciones.
#OsintResearchers #Socmint #ManuelBot #Cyber
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1⃣ #Followgraph para Mastodon. Recurso muy indispensable, que permite ingresar cualquier cuenta de #Mastodon y obtener una lista de cuentas seguidas por las personas a las que sigue este perfil. Ayuda mucho a encontrar conexiones entre personas.

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2⃣ #MastodonInstances. Herramienta para buscar en la lista completa de instancias en #Mastodon. Puede ayudarlo a elegir la instancia correcta (coincidiendo con publicaciones como spam, otros) y encontrar contenido ilegal para investigar delitos.

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Caryma Sa'd 🧵

Today I had the chance to catch up with an old friend I haven't seen in a while. We had had a falling out over a car but resolved it long ago. She informed me that Caryma had reached out to her about me.
She reached out initially via an online message for a phone number & called her for about 15 minutes. To say I was surprised, given the ease of contacting me, that this had happened. Curious, I asked for details.
Firstly, in a 15 minute conversation, Caryma brought up the car issue about "30 times" trying to get her to "say something bad about you but I kept telling her we had sorted it out & I was payed." Caryma persistently tried to manipulate a negative comment from her.
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In "Social Quitting," my latest @LocusMag column, I analyze the precipitous #VibeShift of the dominant social media platforms: how we so quickly went from wondering how to get shut of them to asking where we go now that we're all ready to quit.

locusmag.com/2023/01/commen… 1/ The Phillip Medhurst Picture Torah 397. The Israelites colle
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pluralistic.net/2023/01/09/wat… 2/
The core of the argument revolves around #surpluses - that is, the value that exists in the service. For a user, surpluses are things like "being able to converse with your friends" and "being able to plan activities with your friends." 3/
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No matter how benevolent a dictatorship is, it's still a dictatorship, and subject to the dictator's whims. We must demand that the owners and leaders of tech platforms be fair and good - but we must also be prepared for them to fail at this, sometimes catastrophically. 1/ Moses confronting the Pharaoh, demanding that he release the
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pluralistic.net/2022/12/23/sem… 2/
Maybe you trust #TimCook to decide what apps you are and aren't allowed to install - including whether you are allowed to install apps that block #Apple's own extensive, nonconsensual, continuous commercial surveillance of its customers. 3/
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Elon Musk has purposely degraded the value of Twitter because it is an impediment to his desire for unaccountable power. Responsible progressive commentators must open Mastodon accounts, encourage their audiences to join Mastodon, & set up cross-posting to make it easy for all…
Some starter info on Mastodon for those who don’t know much of it nbcnews.com/tech/mastodon-…
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I left #teaching on Friday. I've had a few days to recover and gather my thoughts, and here they are. I loved the school, loved the children, had great success and was proud of my achievements but after 7 years of giving my heart and soul, I had to stop. Something has to change.
When I joined the school I was impressed with the enlightened attitude to workload, in particular the feedback policy (no crazy book marking, lots of WCF and verbal feedback instead), and behaviour was better than nearby schools... but...
After COVID and the new #OFSTED framework, expectations seemed to ramp up, and behaviour declined. My work days lengthened, while - a victim of my own success - class numbers at GCSE and A-level rose. We couldn't recruit, so I was stretched to breaking point.
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0/ In the past weeks, #Mastodon network grew by 50% (and counting). A growth level that would impress any investor. And a growth level that makes many of the network's older users weary. To grow or not to grow – this is the big question for the #Fediverse. A 🧵:
1/ (Now that it is again OK to mention on Twitter other social networks, like Mastodon)
theverge.com/2022/12/18/235…
2/ New users are organically joining Mastodon, at a steady pace of 300k/week. Will the institutional backbone grow and adjust as well? I recently published an opinion on this in @techpolicypress: techpolicy.press/priorities-to-…
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#ContentModeration is fundamentally about making social media work better, but there are two other considerations that determine how social media *fails*: #EndToEnd (#E2E), and #FreedomOfExit. 1/ Moses confronting the Pharaoh, demanding that he release the
These are much neglected, and that's a pity, because how a system fails is every bit as important as how it works. 2/
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pluralistic.net/2022/12/19/bet… 3/
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Guter @tomlangpaul Kommentar in der #zib zu #pressefreiheit & #musktwitter. Gut, dass Alternative Kanäle für Qualität Content geschaffen werden, aber kompletten Biedermeier Rückzug in den kuscheligel #Mastodon Sozial Salon der Gleichgesinnten wird es hier nicht geben.

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#ZeitfuerNeues (Mastodon @kenwinkler@semiosen.de) wählt Fehdehandschuh statt Biedermeier Rückzug. Freundliches und Persönliches auf Mastodon. #followme.
Twitter Fokus auf Beiträge #klassenkampfvonoben & #partizipation im Kampf gegen #the1percent und Knechte: #fckmsk , #oevp usw.
Trotz Minikonto unter 2000 follower genießt #ZeitfuerNeues die volle Aufmerksamkeit von #musktwitter mit #shadowban Reichweiten Beschränkungen, die Interaktionen um rund 70% drücken. Beiträge, die bis mehrere hunderte Likes erhielten, stehen heute bei 7 bis 10 Likes. #Klartext
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1/11 #GITwitter is on 🔥 w #MedEd

It all started on one #MondayNight @DCharabaty

@MondayNightIBD was created & led the way for other platforms incl @ScopingSundays

👇#Tweetorial:Setting up Structured #MedEd Platforms on Social Media in @AGA_Gastro

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2/11 Firstly ❓- Are #SoMe based #MedEd platforms & activities useful?

This survey by @DCharabaty & team 📝 at @DDWMeeting shows:

✅ Respondents suggesting change in practice based on discussions in 👆
✅ Enhances collaborations
✅ Promotes decision making
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3/11 Ready to get started ?

🟣Align Handle & Audience to your Educational Interest
🟣Create educational handle separate from your personal account
🟣Self-explanatory name & logo
🟣Determine 🎯 audience to curate content that will optimize engagement

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No matter how hard conservative culture-war cannon-fodder love big business, it will never love them back. Take network policy, where rural turkeys in Red State America keep on voting for Christmas, then profess outrage when Old Farmer Comcast gets to sharpening his ax. 1/ A hunter in camo firing a rifle whose barrel has been bent b
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pluralistic.net/2022/12/15/use… 2/
For two years, the @FCC has been hamstrung because MAGA Senators refuse to confirm @gigibsohn, leaving the Commission with only four commissioners. What do the GOP have against Sohn? 3/
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So the account @ElonJet seems to have gone dormant last Mon (12/5) after it was #exposed that @elonmusk pushed to shadow ban the account because it was providing easy access to PUBLICLY available info.
I wonder if I'll be secretly shadow banned using the "#VisibilityFiltering" technique for deliberately bringing news of this from a #Mastodon link.
mastodon.world/@HappyShappys/…

#FreeSpeech #PublicUse #Hypocrite
I'm well aware of @elonmusk's warped sense of #FreeSpeech and that the @USConst_Amend_I only actually protects you from GOVT censorship.

Just doing my part to tip the multi billionaire's ego the wrong way.
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The online debate over #FreeSpeech *suuuuucks*, and, amazingly, it's *getting worse*. This week, it's the false dichotomy of #FreedomOfSpeech v #FreedomOfReach - whether a platform should override your explicit choices about what you want to see:

seekingalpha.com/news/3849331-m… 1/ A handwritten letter from a WWI soldier that has been redact
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/12/10/e2e… 2/
It's wild that we're still having this fight. It is literally the first internet fight! The modern internet was born out of an epic struggled between #Bellheads and #Netheads. 3/
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Der CCCFr hat Twitter hinter sich gelassen;
die letzten Wochen waren wir beschäftigt möglichst alle Twitter-Daten zu löschen, alle Spuren zu entfernen. Wir wollten nicht dass Twitter mit unserem Content noch Mehrwert generiert.
Unser linkbares Archiv cccfr.de/twitter-archiv… 1/n Symbolbild, silberner Twitt...
.. bedenkt, alle DM können von Twitter gelesen werden, und ihr werdet auch NUR eure Seite der Kommunikation löschen. Sowohl Admins, als auch die Gegenseite lesen die weiter. Im Twitterarchiv sind sie auch nur als gelöscht gekennzeichnet. Das dürfte der #DSGVO nicht gefallen 2/n
.. gleiches bei euren Tweets; unser aktuelles Archiv hat immernoch hunderte MB
Unsere Daten sind nicht gelöscht, Datenspuren und Metadaten bleiben Twitter, schmierigen Regierungen und anderen Konzernen erhalten.
Wir haben kaum Hoffnung dass ein Löschen des Accounts das ändert.3/n
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I don’t know if many colleagues in the #EconTwitter community have abandoned #Twitter in favor of #Mastodon. In case anyone is interested, I don’t plan to do it, nor do I plan to start using both. 1/11
I very much dislike what Elon Musk has been doing, but there are at least two reasons that will keep me just here. The simplest one to explain is that I don’t have the time and energy to learn how to use a new platform. 2/11
I had literally zero social media presence before signing up for Twitter. After doing that, I also signed up for Facebook and (if I remember correctly) Instagram. I don’t remember the last time I logged into those accounts. 3/11
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Update sur l'affaire #FactsAndFurious : dans un sursaut autoritaire, la CPPAP « a décidé de ne pas renouveler la reconnaissance de service de presse en ligne à France-Soir » selon Les Échos et d'autres médias (sauf l'#AFP, étrangement). 1/-
Pendant ce temps les fact-checkers, ces rambos de la vérité, se répandent sur les plateaux TV où leurs jérémiades dirigées contre Elon Musk qui aurait selon eux livré Twitter aux complotistes sont accueillies sans contradicteurs dans une bonne humeur complice. 2/-
Sur les profils Twitter de ces preux chevaliers, des liens #Mastodon poussent comme des champignons après une douce pluie d'automne. Leurs Tweets, coupables, prennent des allures d'accusations ad-hitlerum, pour détourner l'attention du scandale dans lequel ils sont mouillés. 3/-
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Being more active on mastodon is an interesting experience so far. The engagement numbers (likes & boosts) are crazy high compared to twitter, despite only having 380 followers there. Feels far less controlled than the bird site. And you can edit posts! mastodon.social/@samim Image
How the mastadon timeline work Image
The fact that you can edit toot's on mastodon very elegantly, makes twitter look like a silly joke. Image
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Bird Site Migrant Angst vs The Latest on Emergencies Act Inquiry 🧵
#EAInquiry #cdnpoli
Wrote 100 post thread on this here #BirdSite about everything that'd NOT be covered by the #EmergenciesActInquiry & how we'll need a #Jan6thInquiry that digs into ALL OF IT, not just whether Trudeau was justified (because OF COURSE he was). /2 #cdnpoli
Lots worth adding today but I'm feeling the weight of being here. Building here. When every day it feels increasingly like things are DESIGNED to chase me and people that think like me outta here to somewhere else. It's gross these days. Getting grosser /3 #mastodonmigration
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Progesterone, contraception & chronic disease

Dovetailing off MMPs, for menstruating people, I am curious if the expected hormonal fluctuation and necessary cyclical tissue breakdown could be associated with a higher risk for barrier permeability and pathogen translocation? Graphic representation of the menstrual cycle showing ovaria
2/ Furthermore, if progesterone “PRO-Gestation” is a hormone that is able to trigger (red arrow) or prohibit the cyclical ischemia and breakdown of the endometrium to support a pregnancy, could it do that for other mucosal barriers as well?
cc: @DrJenGunter @doctorjenn @acweyand Graphic representation of the menstrual cycle showing ovaria
3/ Some background: In a healthy menstrual cycle, the ovary makes multiple follicles. One follicle grows larger with the egg that will be released. After the egg is released by the follicle and out of the ovary, it travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus to implant. Schematic detailing the stages of mammalian folliculogenesis
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1/#NeuesausAbsurdistan
Liebe #Medibubble und FollowerInnen,
kurzer #Wasserstandsbericht, bevor plötzlich bei Twitter das Licht ausgeht.
BTW: Kann mir jemand kurz #Mastodon erklären, wie ich einen Account dort bekomme und dabei meine Lieblings-Bubble-Menschen dort wiederfinde?
2/Ich habe die letzten Wochen nur wenig geschrieben und kommentiert. Die Kraft hat immer nur für kurzes Lesen (und Kopfschütteln) gereicht.
Zu allererst möchte ich mich für die unfassbar vielen, lieben Genesungswünsche bedanken!! 🙏❤️🍀🫶🥲
Ich habe sie alle peu à peu gelesen!
3/Allen antworten ging nicht... Es hat mich so gerührt, wie viele herzliche&wunderbare&empathische Menschen es hier in "unserer" gemeinsamen Bubble gibt! 🥰Und das tröstet über so manchen menschlichen/fachlichen Abgrund hinweg, in den ich in den letzten Wochen oft blicken musste.
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Early thoughts on #Twitter🐦 vs #Mastodon🐘:

✳️ 🐦 value:noise (v:n) was 1:10, now ~ 1:30; great stuff is here but it's diluted. It's like a crossword puzzle
✳️ 🐘 v:n ? Lots of good stuff, less GREAT stuff. Like a crossword puzzle that's all words but u only care about some
✳️ 500 characters is too many
✳️ 🐦 has a TON of advertisements
✳️ 🐘 may improve if more people migrate
✳️ 🐦 having a content algorithm was (is?) probably SUPER useful; will this be eroded? Is having any algorithm better than none (🐘 = the latter)
✳️ If I was just getting started w/ a platform would choose 🐘 > 🐦; @ this point 🐦 probably more valuable (agree w/ @PaulSaxMD point #5 in this great post: blogs.jwatch.org/hiv-id-observa…)
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Twitter vs. Mastodon - how do they work?
Credit: @alexxubyte Alex Xu ,@bytebytego

Centralized vs. #Decentralized Social Network

#TwitterTakeover #TwitterMigration #mastodon

🧵 Twitter vs Mastodon
Trump's brand-new social network 'Truth Social' used Mastodon's code. @joinmastodon

Reference: blog.joinmastodon.org/2021/10/trumps…
Mastodon's revenue is not dependent on advertisers like other social media companies like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tiktok, etc. The ad-based revenue model isn't necessarily good in all cases as ads=tracking leads to the users -> product and advertisers -> customers Credit: Four Week MBA
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Wir bleiben weiter auf #Twitter, bis es mal zusammenbrechen sollte, aber wir werden ab jetzt unsere Tweets & Artikel *zuerst* auf #Mastodon veröffentlichen. Wer alles früher lesen will, findet es da: digitalcourage.social/@Volksverpetzer

Drunten liste ich noch mehr auf, wo ihr uns findet🔽
Unsere wichtigsten und erfolgreichsten Tweets/Tröts und eine Auswahl zu aktuellen Themen findet ihr auf Instagram und in unseren Stories aktuelle News, unsere Artikel und mehr exklusiven Content: instagram.com/volksverpetzer/
Wir sind seit kurzem auch auf Tiktok: tiktok.com/@volksverpetzer
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