I loved my Palm Pre and I’d love to support their new phone but not Verizon https://www.palm.com/blog/calling-all-digital-minimalists-palm-is-now-available-as-a-standalone-smartphone
I hope it becomes available for Sprint, that’d be great.
I created an Electron app with Mithril a few days ago and it required considerably less effort than I expected.
Y’all know what that means, ehhehehee.
At long last, a new Socii Dispatch is out! Also, with a sneak peek of the new UI.
The cast for the live-action Cowboy Bebop show has been announced! I am so glad Spike isn’t portrayed by a white guy. https://pitchfork.com/news/netflix-reveals-cowboy-bebop-cast-john-cho-daniella-pineda-mustafa-shakir-more
John Cho will play the lead role of Spike Spiegel, while Danielle Pineda will play Faye Valentine, Mustafa Shakir will portray Jet Black, and Alex Hassell will play the villain Vicious.
Anyhoo, two quotes stood out to me (emphasis mine):
When it comes to social media, 99.9 percent of users will never see any substantial return on what stacks up to be an enormous longterm investment of time.
Every social network primarily supported by ads is like this. I have some ideas for Socii on how to reward users.
Ancient slaves had one advantage over today’s Twitter micro-slaves: they were neither in ignorance nor confusion about their slavery. They could put their hands on their chains.
That emboldened sentence blew my mind. However just like Cypher in the Matrix, I think a good amount of people would rather ignore instead of confront truth.
I’m closing tabs and came across an article I didn’t get around to reading until just now entitled, “Twitter’s Micro-Slavery”.
I would’ve titled it “Twitter’s Micro-Addiciton”. After all, people choose to use Twitter, slaves didn’t decide their lives.
Twitter’s support page about suspended accounts states that they do this when they suspect someone’s account is hacked.
I hope this is the reason the suspension happened.
Will Connolly, an Australian teenager, egged a bigoted senator from his country because the senator made Islamophobic comments regarding the recent Christchurch mosque attack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtwmWbj5KVY
His Twitter account was later suspended.
Will is quickly becoming a hero to many online though.
Stranger Things season 3 is coming on July 4th! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEG3bmU_WaI
Also, Nintendo announced in their Indie stream today that there would be a Stranger Things game released on Switch the same day.