Tag: trolls

  • Rethinking Mastodon

    Rethinking Mastodon

    I’ve been pretty interested in Mastodon as a Twitter alternative, at least until I noticed Brent Simmons’ post. He linked to Wil Wheaton’s post titled “The world is a terrible place right now, and that’s largely because it is what we make it” in which Wheaton described a particularly unpleasant, and unexpected experience on Mastodon: […]

  • Not too long ago, I wrote about how I was seeing so much value in Twitter because of the people I choose to follow. One of the highlights of my Twitter feed has been Dr Sarah Hörst, a Planetary Scientist at Johns Hopkins University. Sarah is an inspiration, and I enjoy her tweets tremendously. She […]

  • Juliet’s campaign against United and breastfeeding trolls

    Juliet Thompson sent me an update about her campaign against United Airlines after she was harassed for breastfeeding her baby on a flight recently. She said I could share it with you.

  • Shutting down comments won’t stop trolls from being trolls but it will force them out into other fora and deprive them of the opportunity to spoil an otherwise valiant enterprise.

  • There are days when the filters between impulse to tweet and actually tweeting stuff take a break and I behave like a self-righteous ass. Today was one of those days. I was at Pick ‘n Pay Norwood where I am practically conditioned to be agitated and found myself in long queues with cranky kids and […]

  • General consensus when it comes to people like Richard Catto online is “don’t feed the trolls”. That usually means you don’t engage or even acknowledge their existence. I adopt that approach for the most part but after reading some of Catto’s tweets in Sarah Britten’s post about free expression on Twitter, I chose this option: […]