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On, they’re called “rars,” not “toots,” and I want to emphasize that fact. It’s the only reason I agreed to be here.

Twitter, drug comparison, and being confused about it 

It.. idk.

I guess it's the part where it just takes the generic idea of a drug as "the evil thing", and.. dopamine as, idk, magic thing indicating that you are happy and smiling?

It's.. idk. It's such a shallow comparison, and an attempt to use biological language and bringing in brain into this makes it feel like someone is trying to convince me of something without really explaining WHY

Even worse when it is "oh you are just getting away from the Twitter addiction" and.. this sounds so much like those "detox" scams? Like, there's a grain of truth somewhere, perhaps, but it over feels like a point about something that isn't quite there or isn't quite presented in a correct way?

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Twitter, drug comparison, and being confused about it 


I keep seeing "Twitter is like heroin! It's designed and optimized to hit your dopamine brain meats and get you all addicted to it!"

And it feels giving weird and uncomfortable. There's something about the comparison, especially when the part about brain gets added to rather than "only" the drug comparison, that it just..

It feels really weird and feel like I'm like, not in on some deeper meaning that makes it sound "better" rather than a rather gruesome and crude comparison that implies persistent changes... And then doesn't really say how Mastodon avoids it all, beyond "there's no algorithm"?

Loads of other, better qualified people have said this, but:

Don't Donate To Mastodon's Patreon

The only one who benefits from that is Gargron
Gargron has actively blocked many features which would protect vulnerable users of the service
Gargron is well-supported by the EU, lots of weird casinos and a load of crypto-bros
Your instance admin needs support.
Your instance admin is likely one of the users Gargron could care less about

Support your instance admin

Headlines like “Will this new Mastodon thing survive?” are funny when you’ve been on here for 5+ years

A warning about deactivating your birdsite account 

Your Twitter handle can be registered by anyone 30 days after deactivation. If impersonation is in your threat model, lock your account and park it.

Pondering some random plot/writing ideas

Accidentally mixed them into a single kitchen sink, except I still have no clue where to go

And.. I... Idk, I want to make something neat and dandy I guess, but it is hard to feel that "yeah I want that", but idea of saying "idk what I want" feels pretty wrong because I.. do want stuff? I feel worried on how to make them but I do have some ideas I just.. haven't put together because of yay self esteem stuff I guess...

A drawing I did in 1997, and a remake of it I did yesterday. You can learn a lot in 25 years.

Drew this to make it my header image, on my now-shuttered official Twitter account.

It’s meant to say “I’m sparkly and I’m outta here.”

I want to play with ferrets someone else is responsible for.

It's a little known fact that early floppy disks did not contain magnetic media, but instead used a thin, circular punch card.

🔔 To get started:

1. Follow me and I'll start to follow you back
2. Every time you forget to add a text description to an image I will send you a reminder.

Don't want reminders anymore Unfollow me!

Good morning!
It's #caturday! You're now legally obligated to feed me and give cheek scritches! :blobcatpats:
(🧑‍🎨 :twitter: SterlingKato)

I'm paranoid as fuck that I'm going to start to hear business owners and managers talking about how they heard that Twitter cut their IT costs by 80% and keep ticking, and what are *we* doing to keep up with that.

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I'm a grumpy queer dragon lady and this is my quiet cave for me and some friends.