Not sure how to feel about this, as I am not disabled (that's the term the author uses; I am using it for consistency). I don't disagree with the points, but it seems to lump together all corporate social media critics and mischaracterize many of their actions. Thoughts?
work, contemplative, M$
I was the first person to support Slack at my org, and can't stand using chat (now Teams, because M$) for real work.
Do other people have similar thoughts, or am I way off base and curmudgeonly?
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I finally articulated why I don't like using Teams (or Slack, really) for "real work." It can be great for conversation and bouncing ideas, but I hate getting tasks assigned to me in chat.
The reason is because you immediately lose context and the ability to sort and search well. If you send me an email, it gets put in a chronological queue and I can address it along with other emails. Chat messages get lost.
Hey folks, it’s that time, again, where we’ve saved up enough donations to support a few open source projects. As we’ve always mentioned; we’ll spread the love to open source projects when we’ve reached a surplus in funding. For this round, we’ve decided to make 2 donations, in the amount of $300 each.
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Facebook banned me for life because I created the tool Unfollow Everything. https://slate.com/technology/2021/10/facebook-unfollow-everything-cease-desist.html
@floppy To add.. because the network is non-commercial (if not anti-commercial, which is a weak spot in my view), the burden of reliability cannot be put on server hosts, which are already doing a lot for the community for free.
You cannot make hosts liable for your data, server uptime and basically for nothing at all. They are free to shutdown their servers whenever they are tired of caring.
That means, all responsibility for the content is left to the user. So the user must have tools to easily backup and move his data.
@floppy Moving accounts between instances is essential for network reliability and sustainability. I'd love to see it as a standard feature.
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