I think I just coined a term: "outrage dividend".

Imagine two media orgs.

A is a reliable media org, with fact-checking, reporting, etc. Their articles are nuanced, well-argued, and usually stay away from sensationalism and clickbait.

B is a disinformation peddler. They don't care about facts, as long as their sensationalist, clickbaity crap gets the clicks, and ad revenue rolls in.

Outrage gets clicks on FB. It's *easier* for B to get the clicks.

That's the outrage dividend.

#media

If you're posting something on Mastodon that may upset someone (such as upsetting news), it's a good idea to use a Content Warning (CW).

CWs hide the content of your post below the warning, but people can still read it by clicking "Show more". This lets people decide for themselves whether they are ready to read it right now.

-To add a content warning, click on the "CW" or ⚠️ button while you're writing the post, then describe the warning in the line above.

-You can open all the CWs in a thread at once by clicking the eye 👁️ icon in the top right corner.

-If you prefer, you can set your account to ignore these warnings and show all content automatically (on the website go to Preferences > Always expand posts marked with content warnings, tick the box and click "Save changes").

-If you want to avoid certain topics completely, and never want to read about them, use filters instead. These are available through the website at Preferences > Filters.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips

@Cochise @dragnucs That's why we need #gitea so much. :-) And please, help them to implement #ActivityPub!

😩 Summary of my emails with Xencelabs, PicassoTab, Huion, XpPen, Artisul and UGEE: it's hopeless. 😅

My bank's website is a pile of crap. Login does not work half the time. I get disconnected just by browsing to some category. And the biggest feature they keep advertising-paying invoices online-just does not work.

please shut up about covid. it doesnt exist anymore. :snek_no:

Today I am going to make a tortilla for lunch.

What some good (tech) fediverse relay I may subscribe my instance to?

Why does mastodon not show correct stats on posts. For example, my instance only shows reblogs count by people I follow. (single user instance) but when I visit the post on its original instance I find out it even more reblogs and favorites.

If you're interested in contributing to #Gitea #federation, I updated an old comment I wrote: github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issu

The two most important links are:

- gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea/wiki/Us for learning ActivityPub and ForgeFed

- The big task list tracker: gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea/issues/

@gitea needs your help to implement #ActivityPub 🙏

Browse the task list maintained by @ta180m at gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea/issues/, pick one and help #Gitea move towards #federation. If you are not sure how to help, just reply and someone in the @forgefriends community will guide you.

🚀 boost appreciated!

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