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Hanhanbu, in We did it Lemmy!

Lemmy stop you right there.

Weirdmusic,
@Weirdmusic@lemmy.world avatar

This needs to be the meme

Nepenthe,
Nepenthe avatar

Honestly, I'm sure that joke is going to get extremely old as time wears on, but right now I always chuckle. Creepy stories is c/lemmyscareyou now. Adorable.

clobubba,

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  • hiyaaaaa23,

    Lol.

    Entropywins, in If Lemmy and Mastodon continues to get popular, we will eventually get Instance wars.
    Entropywins avatar

    Kbin for the win

    I_Miss_Daniel,
    I_Miss_Daniel avatar

    Naah we'll be the referee :)

    51,

    Cool, yet another shard

    CalOtsu,
    CalOtsu avatar

    It's all "shards." That's the entire point of a DECENTRALIZED network.

    myxi, in If we call reddit users redditors, what do we call lemmy users
    @myxi@feddit.nl avatar

    Lemmings

    S147,

    Indeed, this is the way.

    _max,

    The only correct response.

    WebCrawlerReborn,
    WebCrawlerReborn avatar

    It writes itself really

    Slynk,

    This is the correct answer.

    scarabic,

    Lemmyngs

    A_Toasty_Strudel,
    @A_Toasty_Strudel@lemmy.world avatar

    This so far seems to be the generally accepted term that’s been making it’s way around the platform here recently.

    Sputnik34,

    This and it isn’t even an option

    JudasOmega,

    Could only ever be this!

    Determinator,

    Gotta be this

    TeaHands,
    @TeaHands@lemmy.world avatar

    Yeah this was already decided a while back. It’s also why so many communities have AI-created banners with Lemmings doing various weird things.

    PillowTalk420, (edited )

    I saw that someone has also suggested calling communities c/liffs, to go along with the Lemming theme. I thought it fit.

    myxi, (edited )
    @myxi@feddit.nl avatar

    I like calling communities “slice” better, because even without the context, the people can guess what it may be. The context is a range of sources quoting:

    A group of lemmings is known as a ‘slice’ of lemmings.

    Rabid_Lemming,

    I concur

    overzeetop, (edited )
    @overzeetop@lemmy.world avatar

    And at some point, someone looking for a payday^1^ is going to take video of us being herded off a cliff by an asshole^2^ even though we don’t actually do that unless provoked, and it will become a totally wrong impression of us that enters the common knowledge base.

    ^1^ every online tech journal

    ^2^ spez

    DrNeurohax,
    DrNeurohax avatar

    Ironic, since lemmings don't actually jump off cliffs. The people making the documentary (Disney) that's famous from actually threw them over the cliff to make it interesting.

    CKOW,

    It’s the only reasonable answer given the name really

    A_Toasty_Strudel,
    @A_Toasty_Strudel@lemmy.world avatar

    This so far seems to be the generally accepted term that’s been making it’s way around the platform here recently.

    Screwthehole, (edited ) in I've noticed that lemmy as a whole is much more leftist than reddit (outside of political servers of course)

    Not really meaning for this to sound as arrogant as it’s going to, but… Lemmy is almost entirely populated by nerds so far.

    Nerds tend to be open to tech, maybe a little smarter overall. You know? You can tell by the grammar, the spelling. It’s a different group here.

    Reality is left leaning, and the stupider someone is, in general, the more likely they are to lean right politically. The rest of the right are the really rich, who tend to be up the psychological spectrum toward sociopathic, so of course they would have no time for caring for others’ needs.

    magnetosphere,
    magnetosphere avatar

    Reality is left leaning…

    It really is. So much of conservatism involves pissing into the wind, and trying to argue against objective truth.

    billiam0202,

    Reality is left leaning

    I know this was a joke Colbert made, but the truth is the reverse: the left is reality-leaning. It’s truly terrifying to see how divorced from reality the right-wing is, and how gleefully they just keep storming in that direction.

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  • cupcakezealot,
    @cupcakezealot@lemmy.blahaj.zone avatar

    It’s not the tech nerds funding the right wing; it’s the venture capitalists

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  • entropicdrift,
    @entropicdrift@lemmy.sdf.org avatar

    Those are CEOs.

    There’s a huge contingent of socialist/leftist techies. How do you think the open source movement happened? The most popular operating system for both servers and smartphones is given away to the world by a .org

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  • grue, (edited )

    Silicon Valley is notorious for right-wingers

    That used to be different, too

    afraid_of_zombies,

    overwhelmingly tech dudes with no social competencies.

    Ablism, real nice.

    I am really not liking what you are throwing down and I am not seeing evidence of your multiple assertions. I am fairly leftwing, been an engineer for 15 years, I don’t enjoy dealing with companies that are run by rightwingers but I am not going to do a purity test.

    Stop with the discrimination against the high functioning autistic at least. I am sorry your glowing rectangle provider who let you unlock it but that is hardly our fault.

    eldavi,

    i’m high functioning; so maybe that’s why i don’t understand how people get triggered by broad brush statements. what made you think that this statement was ablism instead of a simple broad brush?

    afraid_of_zombies,

    Your question is why I considered a sweeping generalization about a group of people to be bigoted?

    Just clarifying here. You are confused about why assigning a stereotype to people based on genetic traits came off as bigotry.

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  • eldavi,

    i didn’t think you were being an ablist either and, since it pertains to me, i wanted to understand why the other person thought you were being an ablist.

    incel also pertains to me because i’m convinced that if i were straight, it would perfectly describe me. however the name/title is clearly sourced from some sort of privileged condescension since it’s meant as an insult and i can’t apply to people like me in name only; do you have any links you can share so i can read up on that pipeline?

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  • eldavi,

    googling it only provides slightly more information on bannon’s work history and has zero mention of any attempts to cater to incels; is there something in particular linking incels to that feedback loop?

    afraid_of_zombies,

    Oh your feelings were hurt after you stereotyped me? Boo freaken hoo

    I am not an incel. I have been with my wife for 13 years. My eldest is 9. Before I met her I did more than alright in dating, thank you very much.

    I am not right-wing. I consider myself a centralist but in practice I vote democratic the vast majority of the time.

    I have never found crypto to be impressive but yeah I do have a few hundred in it because meh why not? I bought 20 bucks worth years ago and didn’t sell.

    As I explained to you I don’t exactly get veto power over my clients and I am not in a position where I can storm off when Koch comes by with an order. If you want a fucking purity test go work for that overpriced ice cream place in Vermont. Just don’t come crying to me when they make you watch videos about issues you disagree with. I live in the real world where it isn’t realistic to only do business with people who 100% agree with me on every issue and have never ever done something wrong.

    It’s funny how you demand this from me but wouldn’t yell at some guy working at a McDonald’s for filling Cheney’s order. Shows how consistent you are but demand that I be more consistent. Hypocrisy.

    Must be nice on that high horse. You go enjoy yourself. I am going to deal with the real world, warts and all.

    entropicdrift,
    @entropicdrift@lemmy.sdf.org avatar

    I’m not saying there are no right-wing tech nerds, I’m saying that your argument that tech nerds are right wing is overly reductive.

    You concede my point about FOSS but then try to muddy the waters from there by citing “their platforms started getting cracked down on and [their having] adopted cryptocurrency” to try to make your prior pidgeon-holing still work. Mind citing me a source for either of those claims? Neither of those seem to me to be issues plaguing the wider FOSS community, and as a participant I’m interested to hear about this news I’ve apparently missed.

    Silicon Valley is not representative of tech nerds in general. It is, like Hollywood, a small area filled with desperate people trying to turn their talents into fame and fortune. Insinuating that tech nerds in general have the same culture as Silicon Valley is like insinuating that actors in general dress, act, and think like Hollywood actors do. It’s ridiculous on its face.

    All this to say it really sounds like you’ve built up a stereotype based on what you read in the news rather than by engaging with the actual community in question.

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  • entropicdrift, (edited )
    @entropicdrift@lemmy.sdf.org avatar

    It’s my industry too.

    I wasn’t asking if right-wingers love crypto, but about what you were arguing about the FOSS community having “their platforms … getting cracked down on and [their having] adopted cryptocurrency”, which sounds an awful lot like a specific claim or two.

    I literally still have no idea which events you’re referring to, unless you’re just saying “but crypto exists”. I mean, we’re on a FOSS platform right now.

    Nice strawman, though. Honestly pretty ironic that you’re implicitly accusing me of arguing in bad faith when you’ve misrepresented my question so entirely.

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  • entropicdrift, (edited )
    @entropicdrift@lemmy.sdf.org avatar

    I asked you to establish the truth value of your claims about the FOSS community 1) adopting crypto and 2) being cracked down on. That’s not sealioning. I genuinely had no idea what you were talking about and I’m in the FOSS community.

    Even with this correction I think you’re maybe referring to RedHat being shitty with regards to going corporate, which is a bit silly since they’ve always been the corporate-friendly for-profit Linux company. I mean it is worse than it had been but it’s hardly indicative of a trend across the entire community.

    I honestly still have no idea what you’re alluding to WRT the FOSS community adopting crypto, though. Blockchain stuff I get, it was a trendy technology and IPFS is neat and all, but I’ve seen no trend towards cryptocurrency in the general FOSS community. Like what, did Apache mint some NFTs? Tell me what you’re alluding to so I can Google it, even, if you’re too lazy to send me a link.

    Your strawman (from my perspective) was the reframing of my request as needing proof that “right-wingers love crypto projects” which was not what I was asking about at all. You decided that I was sealioning because I called bullshit on your claims about trends in the FOSS community, from my perspective. That seemed to me an awful lot like misrepresenting my argument in order to dismiss it out of hand, so, y’know, a strawman.

    afraid_of_zombies,

    It’s my industry, but thanks.

    Do your coworkers know what you think about them? My coworkers do because I respect the hell out of them.

    afraid_of_zombies,

    I think you dont know what luck is.

    cupcakezealot,
    @cupcakezealot@lemmy.blahaj.zone avatar

    I wouldn’t call them nerds because they’re venture capitalists not nerds. Nerds implies some sort of technological or engineering skill or ability. Steve Jobs would qualify; not these two.

    NuPNuA,

    Are those groups right wing, or just centrists that don’t react well to people trying to push far left ideals in their spaces?

    Historical_General,
    @Historical_General@lemmy.world avatar

    Just very, very rightist.

    afraid_of_zombies,

    …I am not funding the right wing. I am building a better world one line of code and one circuit at a time.

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  • afraid_of_zombies,

    Well first off software isn’t just flowing rectangles connected to internet tubes. Many of us work in Industrial/Chemical/Civil control systems. Like me. There is a lot of thought that goes into making sure what you flush doesn’t just pour on the ground. I made a decision early in my career that it was more important to me that we don’t drown in our own waste vs making sure slack integrated well with outlook.

    As for how I would go about changing stuff the answer is I do it everyday. Can do it a lot faster if the rest of you people stayed the hell out of my way.

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  • afraid_of_zombies,

    Praise after attacking me means nothing.

    Maajmaaj,

    I respect the shit out of your position and movitations. Pun absolutely intended.

    SuddenDownpour,

    Get off the wrong internet spaces and you’ll start meeting the right kinds of nerds.

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  • afraid_of_zombies,

    If it smells like shit everywhere you go, change your shoes.

    Diprount_Tomato,
    @Diprount_Tomato@lemmy.world avatar

    Do you realise how dehumanising and ignorant you’re being? You’re just using stereotypes of your specific country to generalise everyone you disagree with.

    Underestimating your “rivals” never goes well, as reality is often more complex than “we empathetic genuises they dumb psychos”

    Angry_Maple,
    @Angry_Maple@sh.itjust.works avatar

    If anyone is basing their morals specifically just to go against their “rivals”, I would seriously question that person’s ethics, empathy, and reasoning skills. I’m absolutely serious about that. I would not trust that person in real life.

    I would also have little sympathy for anyone who makes their own life worse just to get one in on their “rivals”. You should always think how a new law might expand in 5-10 years, and not just focus on the current emotions.

    If someone who you considered to be a truly terrible person got into power next, would you feel comfortable with those groundwork protections being seen as changeable? Would you be ok with that terrible person having that level of say over your life, knowing that they would get away with it?

    If you hypothetically start messing with things like your country’s ground-level human rights, it’s likely to only be a matter of time until everyone is effected by it in unpleasant ways. Everyone thinks these changes will magically stop before it hits them, but I would strongly recommend for these people to brush up on history again. How has that gone in the past?

    Politics shouldn’t be some lame “gotcha” game because politics effect the real lives of many people. If anyone wants to do “gotcha” games, there are many places for those that won’t possibly end with someone dead. That “someone” may be a stranger today, but it could be your child, spouse, or best friend next time.

    Diprount_Tomato,
    @Diprount_Tomato@lemmy.world avatar

    Ah, I forgot you’re probably American.

    Then forget about what I said, you’re ruled by a party with two colors, two letters and stupid followers

    Angry_Maple,
    @Angry_Maple@sh.itjust.works avatar

    Not even close. Do you project this anger on complete strangers all the time?

    I was referring to things like labor law changes. It’s fine when it’s someone else to a lot of people, but those people are silly to think that their jobs would be the one exclusion.

    Diprount_Tomato,
    @Diprount_Tomato@lemmy.world avatar

    Not even close? Bro Biden is at most a little more center-leaning than Trump

    Angry_Maple,
    @Angry_Maple@sh.itjust.works avatar

    I’m not in the US haha.

    I don’t vote based on parties or teams. I vote for the changes that I want to see.

    chepox,

    Lol! I am totally a nerd

    willya,
    @willya@lemmyf.uk avatar

    Perfectly summed up.

    jaamesbaxterr,

    Your username/instance combo is amazing. 10/10

    mexicancartel,

    That instance is epic lol .uk

    willya,
    @willya@lemmyf.uk avatar

    lol, thanks

    JTode,

    I think I might want to jump over to lemmyf.uk myself.

    Is there a citizenship requirement? Do I have to prove that I find Daleks irrationally terrifying?

    I do actually, because they all have Englishmen inside them. I kid, I’m Canadian. Scottish Canadian. Fuckin’ wanker. Haha. I love you guys.

    willya,
    @willya@lemmyf.uk avatar

    No requirements. Just don’t be an ass. 🙂

    mikeboltonshair,

    “tens”

    “You can tell by the grammar, the spelling”

    p5f20w18k,
    @p5f20w18k@lemmy.world avatar

    Just cause I’m a nerd dusnt mean I can spell correctly

    Agareth,

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  • Lenins2ndCat,
    @Lenins2ndCat@lemmy.world avatar

    lol when was it apolitical? As far back as 2010 it was getting mentioned on TV by liberal media for starting the Restoring Truthiness movement.

    Your memory is awful, or you haven’t been on it that long and are just making up its history to suit yourself. The earlier days of reddit’s politics were mostly liberal. Although liberals were significantly more awful on social issues back then than they are today.

    stappern,

    Lemmy is almost entirely populated by nerds so far.

    did you want to say “smart people” ? because thats an interesting way to express that

    Blamemeta,

    Theres a difference. While nerds are often book smart, we often have social difficulties.

    _finger_,

    The super rich are usually highly educated but they live in such a homogenous bubble that they’re opinions on the majority of society should be entirely discounted. They usually have a total lack of empathy for people and vote for politicians with the same attitude. I have met some super rich people who try very hard to go against the grain and not fall into that mindset, but something about the need for protecting your money and lifestyle usually promotes an untrustworthy and skeptical view of everyone in their lives including their own family.

    JoeCoT,
    JoeCoT avatar

    To an extent. But whenever there is a political discussion on Hacker News, the lib right response is very, very loud, and I try to remind myself I appreciate Hacker News for its tech news.

    I think the culture is just different. Lemmy was started and run by Tankies. Hacker News was started by Y Combinator, which incubates silicon valley startups. They're going to attract different audiences, or at least different groups of people who will put up with different politics. I can't claim to be particularly upset about the .ml domains being pulled and the center mass of Lemmy moving away from those instances.

    surewhynotlem,

    What’s a tankie? I keep seeing it.

    Diprount_Tomato,
    @Diprount_Tomato@lemmy.world avatar

    Basically authoritarian leftists that are caricaturized as worshipping the Soviet Union

    irkli,

    Let me Google that for you.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tankie?wprov=sfla1

    Vampiric_Luma,
    @Vampiric_Luma@lemmy.ca avatar

    The Experience

    I gotcha

    surewhynotlem,

    Thanks! I thought it was Lemmy specific slang.

    Diprount_Tomato,
    @Diprount_Tomato@lemmy.world avatar

    Nah it’s been going on for probably more than a decade

    magnetosphere,
    magnetosphere avatar

    Makes sense. I may have heard the term once or twice before, but here, I come across it almost daily.

    TheBat,
    @TheBat@lemmy.world avatar

    People who cheer when others point out flaws in USA but start screaming when flaws in Russia or China are pointed out.

    afraid_of_zombies,

    Thinks Stalin was cool and Lenin was correct to break the short lived democracy of the USSR. The rest is details.

    ZephyrXero,

    I had to look it up too. Apparently it’s an authoritarian leftist. Thinks state-socialism was a good thing. As while most leftists are more of the democratic, market, and anarchist varieties.

    freagle,

    I don’t think you understand how small of a global majority white European men are.

    AdlachGyfiawn,
    @AdlachGyfiawn@lemmygrad.ml avatar

    Most leftists are Chinese.

    HotDogFingies,
    HotDogFingies avatar

    I'd say most people are Chinese, but that's not correct - a quarter of the world's population is East Asian. This is the largest group in the world.

    So, I'd say that's an odd quantifier that doesn't really seem to have any support or credibility or relevance. Seems based on entirely nothing, actually. Further more, were that true or even possible, what's your point?

    Robaque,

    Thanks for not leaving out the anarchists

    Kecessa,

    State socialism is a good thing, what tankies promote is something else, they’re fascist that can’t accept that fact because it would mean having something in common with the fascists in the USA, a country that they hate so much that they’re ready to deny reality to have an anti USA opinion.

    bibliotectress,

    I’m confused, and you seem to be a lot more familiar with the term. I read the wiki link that explains tankies. I don’t personally know any left leaning people who support Russia/Stalin/China regimes. Maybe because of my America-centric viewpoint and where things are today, but typically people who are economically left are also socially and politically left (equal opportunity is more important than individual freedoms), which is very anti-fascist. I’ve heard people say how great a true communism could be if it were possible, but no one’s ever made it past a dictatorship to get there.

    Are tankies people who are economically left but socially and politically right, and think someone has achieved a communist utopia without knowing anything about the corrupt oligarchies in Russia or CCP China?

    Wollff,

    people who support Russia/Stalin/China regimes.

    Congratulations: That, and only that, is a tankie. It is a good practical defintion for the term.

    Are tankies people who are economically left but socially and politically right

    As I see it, tankies are just the same as the Trumpers. You can’t really say where they stand socially and politically, because they do not have a coherent opinion or ideology. Everyone who opposes their favorite regime is WRONG, and everything their favorite regime does is RIGHT. Bonus points for every action and opinion that hurts “woke lefties”, because the favorite regimes of tankies are all inevitably incompatible with progressive ideas and ideologies.

    without knowing anything about the corrupt oligarchies in Russia or CCP China?

    Imagine the answer a Trumper would give when you ask them if they don’t know about Trump’s corruption and character. The tankies answer just the same in response to allegations in regard to corruption and character of their favorite regimes:

    First of all, none of that is true, because the woke lefties, the media, and everyone are all corrupt, and lying. And what is true, is all a well played move of brilliant 5D chess which will save us all, because the supposed “corruption” is actually all part of a very smart and deliberate system of ploys and strategems which the woke lefties just don’t understand.

    Now, do the tankies and Trumpers truly believe that? Who knows. Doesn’t really matter anyway. What is clear is that both of those “ideologies” are dumb idiots.

    riskable,
    @riskable@programming.dev avatar

    The confusion comes from so much mass media that equates socialism with communism. They’re orthogonal concepts! Saying socialism is the same as communism is like saying beer-making is exactly the same as cheese-making. Anyone who understands what beer and cheese are would be like, “I’m sorry, what‽”

    The best way to think of socialism is that’s it’s a governance strategy that can be used wherever you want. Want everyone to pay taxes in order to fund and deliver government-run firefighting services? That’s socialism. Want to do the same with the military? Socialism. Whenever the government is delivering some good or service by way of taxpayer dollars that’s socialism.

    Capitalism and communism are economic systems. You can have socialist government constructs under either capitalism or communism. It’s just that communism doesn’t really have the flexibility to provide goods or services in any other way than via the government.

    Then there’s countries like China that claim to be communist (and the Right loves to call them that) but really, they’re more capitalist than communist. What they do have that most communists and fascist governments have is authoritarianism.

    That authoritarianism is what fascists and “tankies” have in common: Fascists support an authoritarian, pseudo-capitalist government while “tankies” support an authoritarian, pseudo-communist government.

    cloudpunk,

    I appreciate your break down on this, I feel like I get so confused with auth/fasc terms

    RossoErcole,
    RossoErcole avatar

    The problem is not state socialism, it's the authoritarian side of it. Tankies promote authoritarian views similar to fascists but with a different economics view (not even that different some times), hence they prefer the dictatorships like USSR (in these days even Putin, which is idiotic), North Korea, China; over what they perceive as imperialist, the USA (I agree on calling it imperialistic and disliking it, but not on considering it worse than dictatorships).

    I'm a communist which likes state socialism, but what is and was present in those dictatorship (ignoring the authoritarian side which I despise) is state capitalism.

    bibliotectress,

    Thank you for taking the time to explain! I appreciate you!

    Kecessa,

    Thanks for explaining for me, that’s exactly what I meant, I just didn’t have the time to reply!

    escaped_cruzader,

    The problem is not state socialism, it’s the authoritarian side of it

    The communist utopia needs authoritarianism to work

    RossoErcole,
    RossoErcole avatar

    Not really, communism is about owning the produce of your work, that can be achieved in different ways, one for example (the main one) is by democratising the work place, which at the moment is run in a feudal and authoritarian manner. Where you work and your employer owns what you do, similar to how the feudal system would function.

    In this case communism would be more democratic than our current system.

    Eldritch,

    They’re authoritarian. Not fascist. There is a difference. Even if both groups are more dedicated to authoritarianism than anything else. I would not be caught dead voluntarily anywhere with a fascist. While I disagree heavily with ML communist I might associate with them a little bit. But just never give them power.

    PoliticalAgitator,

    The political vibe on Lemmy isn’t really a new thing. Reddit had it 15 years ago. Good forums and IRC channels had it before that. It’s been part of the “golden age” of every online social medium

    Eventually, teenage edgelords find start taking up too much space. Shortly after that, the far-right turn up to prey on them.

    The people who made the platform good in the first place leave and the cycle begins anew.

    ulu_mulu, in Imagine Lemmy becoming so popular it drives Reddit to support ActivityPub or go extinct
    @ulu_mulu@lemmy.world avatar

    Please no, I didn't quit reddit to have reddit around me again.

    rcmaehl,
    @rcmaehl@lemmy.world avatar

    We are the corp. You will be assimilated. Your meta and meme distinctiveness will be added to our own. Lower your mods and surrender your communities. Resistance is futile. - Reddit, probably

    AlaskanShrimp,

    "We will take your lands, your children, your traditions, and your future."

    • Genghis Khan, probably
    chrundle,

    So who will be Locutus in that scenario

    x4740N,

    Not spez because spez is willingly fucking up reddit

    Spez could be counted as a borg queen

    x4740N,

    My comment also got me into deep thought about how humanity is like a borg collective but we don't realise it

    With the controlling rich being the equivalent of a borg queen and capitalism being the control

    aggelalex,

    Reddit federating would provide us with a much better API for 3rd partys. It would be the walk back of the century.

    ulu_mulu,
    @ulu_mulu@lemmy.world avatar

    Did you forget to add /s to your comment?

    Obsydian_Falcon, in Lemmy faces the same expectations problems as every free/libre software

    It's not only the break in routine but also the direction of the site. All your examples are productivity products while the fediverse is, in essence, social media. The thing with social media is that branding REALLY matters. There have been attempts to copy Instagram or Snapchat or Reddit but they have all failed to gain massive communities due to not being part of a known brand.

    "I posted my pics on the gram"

    "What's your snap?" etc....

    Kbin, Lemmy, these are just instances of something called the Fediverse, try getting a layperson to understand that.

    Social media generally has a rule known as the 90:9:1 rule. 90% of people are lurkers just doomscrolling or passing time, 9% are interacting with content and leaving comments and/or posting, and the final 1% is making the engaging content that sites like Reddit and YouTube are known for.

    Right now, FOSS software is often populated by only 10% of that ratio, the power-users and people that interact every so often. Those lurkers, the 90%, migrating them will be hard if not impossible. Remember, they lurk, they will stay where the most engaging content is, and that is still currently Reddit.

    Venator,

    Only the generators and interactors really matter for the user experience.

    I guess if you want to get word out for a product, project or political cause or something it matters, but for everything else it won't really effect things.

    It's basically how reddit started out 18 years ago anyway.

    Bradamir, in The "just google it" mantra has probably held back quite a lot of interesting conversations and debate

    I would like a hard rule that there's no stupid question. If you don't want to help someone, just ignore it.

    No need to add a negative comment town discussion.

    KuchiKopi, in If we call reddit users redditors, what do we call lemmy users
    @KuchiKopi@lemmy.world avatar

    Fedophiles

    Jackolantern,

    This made me chuckle, here’s a lemon award for you 🍋

    Lemming on!

    PancitCantot,

    Here’s an another lemon award for you:

    🍋

    TheFlame,

    Where do I buy lemon awards? All I’ve got are these useless apples. 🍎

    JackFrostNCola, (edited )

    Consider yourself lucky…
    🥔

    Jackolantern,

    This made me chuckle, here’s a lemon award for you 🍋

    Lemming on!

    newIdentity,

    I’m sexually attracted to feds. They glow so beautifully in the dark

    sigh, in Lemmy is so good right now for no particular reason
    @sigh@lemmy.world avatar

    I guess you could say the particular reason Lemmy is so good right now is the friends we made along the way

    patchw3rk,
    patchw3rk avatar

    This thread has the right vibe, I appreciate everyone here. I hope you are all moderators that can maintain your communities as we see in here.

    Please come with me at !BestOf too. I want all of you there! We need some wholesome contributors, even if it's just a downvote.

    mycatiskai, in Oceangate Titan silver lining: new execution method

    That would be an excessive amount of garbage introduced to the ocean for only five executives executions at a time.

    Pons_Aelius, in I've noticed that lemmy as a whole is much more leftist than reddit (outside of political servers of course)

    By definition, people with a conservative mindset are less open to change and new experience.

    Federated social media is still in the new and formative stage. So it is not shocking it is still dominated by those more open to new experiences. But don't be surprised if that shifts if/when Lemmy/kbin reach critical mass.

    The internet itself has followed a similar path.

    Seasoned_Greetings,

    Came here to say this. The most literal definition of the word conservative in the context of the party is “to conserve old ways”. They are resistant to change by definition.

    Leftists use change as a tool to try to make things better. They’re naturally more likely to embrace something new.

    OpenStars,
    OpenStars avatar

    Although I find it odd that conservatives today tend to have the most radicalized agenda out of all - yeah I mean there are some outright communists, but their numbers are like at most single-digit population percentages, whereas in the USA and UK and Russia and such they pretty much are the majority of people (hehe, in Russia the votes somehow outnumber the population even...:-P).

    i.e. at one point they were conservative, and they still claim to be, even while wanting to change e.g. from a voting democracy to a totalitarian regime. But it changes every couple of years so it's really hard to keep up - e.g. in the USA GW Bush was an actual progressive (like, feed poor people), but then came the Tea Partiers, ousted by the Alt Right, which is no longer considered extreme enough and on and on it goes... (as the song continues: where it will stop, nobody knows:-).

    csolisr, in It's raining men and let the bodies hit the floor could be about the same event from radically different points of view
    some_guy,

    Amazing. Ahh, that stupid bleached spiked hairstyle from the late nineties / early aughts. My shame has found me.

    Iamdanno,

    It’s everything I never knew I ever wanted.

    Gray,
    @Gray@lemmy.ca avatar

    God, I love song mashups. It’s sometimes shocking how much they slap. My favorite will always be Eye of the Tiger x Fireflies.

    Very_Bad_Janet,

    I love covers AND mashups:

    https://youtu.be/hmLBSCiEoas

    galloog1,

    Respectfully, that’s a good one but I’m yet to hear one that will top Jay Z vs Bach.

    Gray,
    @Gray@lemmy.ca avatar

    I’ll see your Jay-Z vs Bach and raise you my Hanz Zimmer vs LMFAO.

    TheTokingTurtle,
    TheTokingTurtle avatar

    Am I crazy or is this kinda good?

    Gray,
    @Gray@lemmy.ca avatar

    My wife described it as having the vibes of quiet morning hangover sadness after a wild night of partying. I just picture a really sad hungover guy looking out a window at a rainy landscape and thinking to himself I was once a party rocker in the house tonight, but what am I now?

    galloog1,

    That was…painful.

    BaalGarnaal,

    The one that is always in the back of my mind: Carly Rae Jepsen vs DMX

    eochaid,
    @eochaid@lemmy.world avatar

    Classic!

    DreadTowel,

    Also this and this

    Burstar,
    @Burstar@lemmy.dbzer0.com avatar

    JFC this is pure entertainment start to finish. Anytime somebody says ‘fair use is BS’ they’ll get this sent to them.

    DessertStorms,
    DessertStorms avatar

    I actually love both songs, and this is the masterpiece I didn't know I needed in my life.

    Tigbitties, in Lemmy bean posting could be a reddit counterattack to get people to return to reddit.
    Tigbitties avatar

    Naw, I think people had fun. It might be annoying but it's a good thing. Meta humor means people are invested.

    Pseu, in If Lemmy and Mastodon continues to get popular, we will eventually get Instance wars.
    Pseu avatar

    And that's exactly what's supposed to happen. Instance wars and eventual defederation and fragmentation are important moderation tools, and will progress the culture and feel of instances and regions of the Fediverse. Many instances will form federated [cliques](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clique_(graph_theory)) that are highly connected and have similar vibes and cultures, and some will be federated with multiple cliques, showing users a variety of cultures and situations.

    If the Fediverse reaches a large enough number of people, it can support multiple independant cliques, and enable users see entire mini-universes with different communities and vibes.

    julesiecoolsie,

    I don’t get how this is insightful… The internet already has 4chan, okbuddyretard, whatever, people will always form communities

    macisr,

    Damn, this actually made me feel chills. This is actually a universe in the making. It’s new life.

    andrewrgross,

    I agree, and I’ve already seen this happen!

    One popular instance, Beehaw announced that they defederated from lemmy.world and shitjustworks to protect itself from an onslaught of new folks. Beehaw’s admins say that lemmy.world and shitjustworks have let in a lot of folks who aren’t well vetted and are the focus of most moderation action, so they’re restricting access from those two instances.

    And I’m over here on an instance with 600 users like, “Hm. That’s a pity. Glad I’m not as basic as those poor folks.”

    oyenyaaow,

    imma have undercover alts everywhere for the sole purpose of getting all the cats communities in one page.

    riskable,
    @riskable@programming.dev avatar

    Your legend well be carved into the pages of history as the first person to complete the catalog!

    henfredemars,

    One benefit that people don’t talk about enough is it naturally tends towards smaller community sizes than in a centralized system which is a better fit for our tribal human brains.

    We’re not great with speaking into a room with 1,000 people in it, much less a million.

    Ragnell, in If we call reddit users redditors, what do we call lemmy users
    Ragnell avatar

    The generally accepted name is Lemming, latin name foedoratus lemmius.

    I've been assembling a brief taxonomy of common social media users, which is still a work in progress. But if image upload works you can see it here

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