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2018-12-07 22:11:19.490086+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

In response to the recent rumblings from Facebook, a bunch o' folks are creating accounts at mewe.com (which I pronounce like a cat).

I've created an account there, https://mewe.com/i/danlyke , but I also wrote a little bit about the weirdness of a new space, which I'll toss in the comments.

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#Comment Re: Mewe made: 2018-12-07 22:11:32.64057+00 by: Dan Lyke

I suppose I ought to upload a current selfie here, just to make it clear who this actually is, but as I updated my blog, I got to thinking: My blog is where my spew goes, all the links that I think might be interesting some day. I write it for me.

Facebook and Twitter are, to some extent, written for the community there. It was easier back when they had better working APIs, because I just pushed the updates from bloggage to those sites, but in the world of the brand new space, I'm not quite sure what persona I want to project here.

I mean, it's not like I'm gonna toss up all my links about sex and drugs and technology, most people don't care about those. So this is a space for interaction, but there aren't that many of y'all here, and, much as my Instagram space started kinda NSFW and then they outed me to my 9 year old nephew (not careful enough about which email address I used for it), I'm not sure what this space is going to be yet.

It'll be interesting to see how that evolves.

#Comment Re: Mewe made: 2018-12-08 10:52:57.53651+00 by: DaveP

I’ve mentioned this before, but many of the complaints that people seem to have about Twitter are from crap injected into their feed by twitter's website. Using a third-party client (Twitterrific in my case, but there are others) means I don’t see all the crap I don’t want to see, and do see what I want to, in an oldest-first order like I want it.

Good luck with the new space. I don’t think I’ll be checking it out, but I’m using the interwebs less rather than more. Just like IRL, when some place gets too popular, it turns out to be full of people I don’t want to be around, and I find I’d rather be somewhere else. Perhaps it’s selfish of me, but I also hope Flutterby stays a niche taste. :-/

#Comment Re: Mewe made: 2018-12-10 04:46:10.809526+00 by: spc476

Oh I do love websites that are walled gardens that force you to sign up to see anything. I went to check your new site and yeah ... I can't.

Meanwhile, I'm having a blast on gopher---it's reminding me of the web of the 90s with all the weird stuff one comes across. It's also fast.

#Comment Re: Mewe made: 2018-12-10 16:35:39.379609+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, essentially it's another Facebook. Which is only a temporary solution until the business plan and/or lack of ethics catch up with the site.

I should put up a Gopher site. Or get off my ass and finish the whole pushing things to IPFS project.

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