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I'm going to try to post :blobpeektrans: stuff at @squiggy , and it will be mostly friends-only.

If you want to read about my inner turmoil, and we're mutuals, good chance I'll approve a follow request. Just want to talk about that stuff in a smaller sandbox.

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I thought you might like to know that, according to the extremely unscientific methodologies I have at my disposal, MSP Social is really :gay:

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For users of — here is the MSPSocial Patreon link:

Do not feel like you are under any obligation to contribute! You're welcome here whether or not you choose to support financially... In fact, posting and hanging out here is the best form of support. But anyone who can afford and wants to support this community effort through more than their presence is welcome to do so.

It could grow into something more, but it doesn't have to!

I find it amusing that Mastodon gives you a paternalistic "please confirm you want take this drastic action by writing 'i really wanna do it' on a digital chalkboard" when you suspend a remote user, but when you suspend an entire instance it's like "nice, no prob."

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You wouldn't believe how those two fellows went at it! They charged into the street with the shutters--one, two, three--had 'em up in their places--four, five, six--barred 'em and pinned 'em--seven, eight, nine--and came back before you could have got to twelve, panting like race-horses.

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Filling out my okcupid profile works better for me when I imagine that I write it for a mastodon crowd...

Should MSP Social adopt this (or a similar/adapted) fuller list of known-harmful ideologies?

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"Yo ho, my boys!" said Fezziwig. "No more work to-night. Christmas Eve, Dick. Christmas, Ebenezer! Let's have the shutters up," cried old Fezziwig, with a sharp clap of his hands, "before a man can say Jack Robinson!"

Nothing, just over here picking copyright fights for a beloved filker.

Do you think Johnathan Coulton paid Wilco for how much he took from Hummingbird to make Blue Sunny Day?


I have decided that staying late at work tonight would not be productive, and shall go home.

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Tech people should be made to take two years of ethics and humanities before ever touching code

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*whistles nonchalantly while m.s. gets griefed/spammed*

Muting is at best a half-solution to undesirable social media behavior, because you always wind up reading remarks about the muted behavior from people who haven't muted it.

Who's hype to go fall asleep on the bus?

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Just noticed that the floral design on this Planned Parenthood bandana includes depictions of birth control!

(Illustration by Bethany Robertson)

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A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.

An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.

MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.

We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive and Neighbors for More Neighbors. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.

Recurring contributors: @hfrazey,, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, and anonymous.

If you're a current Twitter user, here is a tool that can help Twitter friends find each other on Mastodon.