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Gemini Links 08/05/2023: New Joiners and Social Control Media Fatigue

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

    • Technical

      • Internet/Gemini

        • the post-social tech party has more attendees than you think

          I use IRC a lot, in the #ctrl-c chat (via and many are off social media. All "but" Mastodon, most of them. Many a folk seem to have left socials in the past couple of years - be it due to self-imposed abstinence because of COVID ("control yourself!") or because they knew/found a way to work at/from home and also on a computer w/o the constant checking/refreshing of social media, et al - a bunch of possible reasons for it. But when I left in late-2019, it was seemingly "no end in sight" for nearly *every. *single*. *person* I knew online and offline. Hell, e-mail exchanges were like pulling teeth sometimes.

        • Keeping off the network grass

          Yes, you read that right. It's supposed to rain, so I can't see walking to/from an eatery in the vicinity of the courthouse. And I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but don't much have the opportunity to eat them because leftovers are typically in the queue ahead of them.


          I gotta say, if Gemini is fostering "community" somewhere, it's somewhere I've not yet found. To me it seems vastly people staying in their own lane. I mean, me too, for the most part. But attempts to sow seeds of interaction have anything but taken root.

        • Introductions

          I am a long time lurker. I often sit in that small corner near the fireplace, over there, looking around in silence.

          I got rid of most of my social media accounts a few years ago, and I am pretty much only looking at content in the small web at this point, or in the fediverse.

        • Hello World!

          Obligatory "Hello World" first post.

          It's 5 am over here. I woke up at 4 and decided it was a good time to make a account and link it to my domain.

* Gemini (Primer) links can be opened using Gemini software. It's like the World Wide Web but a lot lighter.

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