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.
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.
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.
And I ate it. Forgot to take pics.
"Front End Devs vs Back End Devs"
submitted by vivekctank
If you're interested in contributing to #Gitea #federation, I updated an old comment I wrote: https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues/18240#issuecomment-1071103414
The two most important links are:
- https://gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea/wiki/Useful-links for learning ActivityPub and ForgeFed
- The big task list tracker: https://gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea/issues/3
Browse the task list maintained by @ta180m at https://gitea.com/Ta180m/gitea/issues/3, 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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