I just published a quick screenshot pros/cons tour of 7 different iPhone apps for Mastodon, including three currently in beta a.wholelottanothing.org/2022/1

#UK folks, there's a petition to keep protection of transgender people in the equality act.

It's pretty scary being trans in this country at the moment, and we could use your help to protect our rights.

Feel free to share broadly/openly with others. Steal, boost, whatever. Let's get 100k signatures, please.

petition.parliament.uk/petitio

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Dammit! End of a 50 day streak.

Did you know you can tell the age of a fake Christmas tree by counting the rings of tape?

I wasn't willing to pay for Twitter. It was a business. They got to bombard me with ads while I was there. So I didn't feel like I owed them anything.

But Mastodon is volunteer run. No ads, and I appreciate that.
I saw someone toot about liking it to a Netflix subscription. I don't use Netflix myself, but I do use Mastodon everyday to learn new things.
So I do make sure to throw my Instance admin a few bucks monthly for the hosting and work they do for free.
I hope you consider it too.

FINALLY found the commemorative manhole cover celebrating the defeat of the Whitechapel fatberg in 2017.

This is your doom-scrolling wrapped!

You spent 42,277 minutes doom-scrolling, putting you in the top 5% of doom-scrollers!

Your top doom-scrolling topics were: US politics, climate news, & the pandemic.

Your favorite time to doom-scroll was when you should have been sleeping.

Diamond Geezer has tried to compile a list of London's helipads, and perhaps unsurprisingly there's one on the roof of Harrod's in Knightsbridge.

diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/202

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A hard one today.

A lot of Mastodon instance admins are either getting their first hosting bill or getting a very increased bill from extreme growth and usage. Some may be experiencing bill shock.

Please make sure your paying/supporting them!

Twitter was free because you were the product. Mastodon doesn't work this way.

Many instances list a patreon or donation links on their about page.

Under My Glorious and Mostly Benevolent Reign, companies will be forced to disclose which courier company they use so that you can make a judgement call as to whether to order from them or someone else.
In other news, Evri have got my toilet rolls and my vitamins.

May you too develop a hobby that absolutely ruins your targeted advertising

Okay, LISTEN, random person from the hellsite with an uncomfortably valid point to make, I did NOT log into that failing social media platform just to be called out like this.

If you're like me, then you were really happy to learn about Mastodon's enthusiastic support for image descriptions, and you were eager to join in.

Then you went to actually write something and realized you have no idea how to present visual info in a way that is helpful/enjoyable to those who are #VisuallyImpaired or #Blind.

I found this guide really informative: uxdesign.cc/how-to-write-an-im

Post-viral Edit: Don't forget to give the author some love on medium. They did the work!

#Accessibility

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