Oh gosh, alright :-) #MastodonProust
1. Favourite word: serendipity
2. Word I most despise: "hubby"
3. Favourite swearword: ALL THE FUCKING SWEARWORDS ooh yeah
4. What I find attractive: People who make me laugh
5. What makes you angry: Almost everything...
6. What I like most in my friends: Thoughtfulness
7. Country I'd like to explore or inhabit: Iceland
8. Favourite colour: Mint, but depends on context
9. Flower or animal I love: Roses
10. Motto: It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Well, hello fellow artistically-inclined ponderers, observers,
and perpetual students of life.🖐
Data corrupts; absolute data corrupts absolutely.
Sean Blanda: How online media are reducing trust
...Most outlets chasing reach leverage social media (mostly Facebook) to get content read by as many people as possible. This changes the reward from “quality” and “originality” to getting content to spread virally. This decreases trust.... [L]ots of disposable stuff is written quickly, with little regard to what it adds to discourse. This decreases trust....
Something of a theme.
roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you
and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops
it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed
twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you
I've left a couple books in English there a few times, and they're always gone the next time I check. I don't know if people actually read them, or some book agent gets rid of them.
I've never taken a book yet until today. I found an old copy of Cyrano De Bergerac from 1926, the actual play written in 5 acts. Falling apart. I think I'll keep this one and read it.