Managing Hurt Feelings at Scale

How policing thought has scattered the social media Tower of Babel

The tighter you squeeze your grip, Admiral Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

Rules in the Days of IRC

The rules were often this brutal on any IRC server, not just Russian ones.
Fear the sysop and his mighty ban hammer!

Migrating to a Centralized Network

Tower of Babel, Valckenborch (1594). The Biblical story of when humanity decided to band together in one city, under the rationale of strength in numbers.
So Mark, what’s considered “hateful”?

But Free Speech is Only About the Government!

XKCD #1357 — CC 2.5

1492 All Over Again: The “New World” of Mastodon

Mastodon’s Mascot

Scattering the Tower of Babel

Tim builds circuit boards in Virginia Beach, and enjoys writing about current events, history, theology, and philosophy.

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