according to my research, YouTube could remove its recommendation algorithm entirely tomorrow and it would still be one of the largest sources of far-right propaganda and radicalization online.
Ethically sourced goods with Fair Trade labels may cost more, but they help ensure better conditions for farmers in impoverished countries. And that’s important, considering how many things, like sugar and chocolate, are farmed.
I like to cultivate the attitude that, if I can’t afford something without relying on post-imperialist systems of exploitation, then I can’t afford it at all.
@aphyr What went wrong: Twitter in the first place.
(I would suggest that 1417 and 1440ish are also watershed moments in changes in European thought and methods-of-thought, though; while I agree with your point, I think it's not a complete account—and doesn't need to be, for the purposes of Mastodon!)
@InvaderXan And for me, that's what you describe; I'm at peace with being a heterotroph, but industrial farming and meat especially is something I try to avoid!
@InvaderXan I feel this, for real.
I will say, as someone who grew up with local farms eating local eggs, produce, and to an extent, meat—you get used to the idea that ethical is the norm, and it is valuable to be shocked out of that view, so you can and will actively seek it.
@aphyr those responses are like birdsite level. C'mon folks, we're supposed to do better here.
@liaish Oh of course! I love sketchy things and doodles.
"Most narratives about connectivity -- often pitched by Big Tech -- use slogans like: “Connecting the next billion”, “Bringing access worldwide”, “Connecting the unconnected”, and so on. Those projects are mostly one-size-fits-all. The basic difference to community networks’ approach is that we work within communities’ realities, instead of delivering top-down, ready-made solutions."
-Bruna Zanolli on community networks, https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/why-do-people-communities-need-connectivity/
Uh oh, I got a new #FountainPen. Hand-carved in naturally shed moose antler, and it's a delight to write with.
@InvaderXan also, with a real diet ("here, have an elk carcass") their breath smells *amazing*.
This was at a rescue center not too far from us. These were the friendly wolves who wanted to meet people. Some other wolves preferred their privacy.
Transneptodon is a community for people who like stories, games, games about stories, stories about games, probably also computers, cooking, language, and definitely social justice!