we did it mastodon, we snuck the anarchist flag into a economist video
@hasya23 Can't wait to teach the Economist about anarcho-satanism.
i receive a inquisitive dm from a economist employee, reluctantly my fingers tip tap across my phone as i format my reply. i only hope the knowledge they ask for will not break them.
bank of america? *chuckles* oh no, the true tale is much worse my dear friend
@hasya23 I honestly hope some tech reporter stumbles upon me and asks for an interview about the fedi just so I can make a bunch of shit up.
@hasya23 "Anarchists identify each other with the custom avatar. It represents our outsider status."
@hasya23 "Tanky actually just means you're really into tank anthros here. Totally different context."
@multiple_creatures HEY IT'S US!
@hasya23 >blockchain technology
yeah. they use the word ''decentralized" a bunch but dont really understand what it means.
@hasya23 Oh noooo, the economist is doing a thing on the fediverse? fakkkk
EVERYONE START WRITING MEDIUM POSTS ABOUT HOW THE FEDIVERSE IS FAILING AND NO ONE USES IT
REPORT TO YOUR BATTLESTATIONS NOW
INVASION IS IMMINENT
@hasya23 also is there a link? Can't seem to find it
Ahahahaha ok false alarm they redirected everyone to some lame blockchain startup.
I love this though. Creating a community run open source software social network with a complex patchwork of moderation policies and communities that is entirely crowdfunded in a world that only values businesses making boatloads of cash IS JUST NOT THAT AMBITIOUS RIGHT?
I mean the aim of that blockchain company sounds cool but the fundamental problem isn't that facebook and google aren't using blockchain technology, it is that they are companies.
How painfully clear does it have to be for people to see that having corporations run and monetize communities is just a bad idea??
@hasya23 hahaha duuuuuuuude
what if we had like, weed, but it was powered by the blockchain lmao
it's funny that all these companies think there's this huge wealth of applications for blockchain when like... it's a process of encrypting subsequent blocks of information that has been around for decades
it's already commonly used in the main application it's useful for, encrypting arbitrary multiple blocks of information using a single secret key of fixed size
@Yolandi @hasya23 @Alonealastalovedalongthe
Which is why it's so egregious that Economist focuses on Blockstack over thriving, actually decentralized web technologies like ZeroNet, and also why it's so unsurprising: Masto, ZeroNet, et al. all have the same broad goal of creating a truly democratically managed web. Blockstack's goal is to establish the same centralized, capitalist web of idiot tech startups, but on the blockchain. Guess which one The Economist prefers.
@hasya23 right now some very confused luddites are reading about anarchism and getting angry at the "utopic ideals"
@hasya23 that's a scary typeface they used!
I bet they put it there to make us look "daaangerous"
dass the joke
Unstoppable shitposting engine.