#Baltimore #ElijahCummings #TrumpTweet
Baltimore had 342 homicides in 2015, illegal immigrants in Texas were convicted of 46 homicides in 2015.
Predictions on the Fediverse
Since Gab came on, mass reaction and over-reaction has led to the following new phenomena:
* Instances that pre-emptivly block whole swaths of others
* Instance admins trading block recommendations like baseball cards
* Other minor papercuts making "silos" and larger instances less attractive.
The ideal of a relatively uncontroversial person being able to be on a well-established instance and be able to reach/contact p much anybody else on the network, is gone now
They do that by manipulating the defaults. Mastodon itself has defaults (I default to talking to the world, you probably do too!). If we default to privacy or default to creating speedbumps so we can choose who sees us, we may hide ourselves from the solidarity of our fellow travellers, and also risk erasing ourselves from history. 11/11
What does this have to do with fighting Nazis? Well, some of the suggested and understandable solutions I've seen, consist of sketching out ways to deny Nazi's access to the public parts of Mastodon. I think it's worth thinking about this, but I also want to flag the price: it's easy to work out ways that also default to being closed to anyone in the wider public space; to accept less visibility as a compromise for protection from the Nazi gaze. 8/?
@freemo Having trouble connecting to halcyon.qoto.org, just times out. Is it working?