Very cool to wake up to a message from a new instance being set up for residents of Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - I love the idea of hyperlocal fediverse instances, hope to see more as the years go by
This little instance has been around for four months now! Y'all are the best!
Yesterday we did something cool and low-effort at #hackerspace, called "Tauschrausch" – everybody brings the project parts (Arduinos, chips, speakers, motors, …) they always wanted to use but never did, and offer them to others. Shop around for cool stuff and get rid of your old parts. Make some waffles/popcorn/drinks, and you have a really enjoyable evening.
@io Yes, makerspaces are also hugely important and largely overlooked by the left! As is the #maker movement itself (collaborative, open-source, decentralized engineering). So many times when someone tells me people just wouldn't work under anarchism I just tell them to tour a #makerspace and watch all the activity for a bit
Leftists need to get behind and spread the word about the cooperative movement/solidarity economy/whatever else they're calling it these days. Worker's coops, community land trusts, etc
In particular because my hyperconservative dad just spent 10 minutes gushing about his utility coop, and when jokingly asked whether that's socialism just brushed it off. Even though, yeah, that's literally #socialism
you can't force me to use the new Gmail Experience...if I use elinks to read my mail >:-)
capitalists unfollow me pls its only gonna get worse
If you're thinking about making a new instance, keep in mind that there are plenty of instances full of alt-right sadboys. But here, you can do something about them by blocking those instances from yours.
I have a list that I keep regularly updated, and it documents a lot of examples of the kinds of things people and admins say on an instance, and I deconstruct common bigoted dogwhistles and conspiracy theories!
If someone is being nasty on Mastodon, you don’t have to try to get justice from drawing attention to their nastiness and hoping enough people will be outraged enough to block and report them so that something happens.
Report them. Their moderator will actually see your actual report and will actually do something about it. I know it’s weird to think that could do something, but it does here.