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"What's social media?" -- Rory "The Hound" McCann

I'm old enough to be a grandmother, so I kind of understand why so many people are curmudgeonly about social media. I'm Generation X and have been on the internet since 1995, so I'm on social media anyway and see a lot of potential in it.

Shame that the most happening places on the internet are now owned and controlled by fucking fratboys and incel geeks. You wouldn't know that once upon a time most of the internet was run by people who believed in free speech and decentralized access.

Anyway, yeah, I'm there. Sometimes I am suspended from an account somewhere or delete one and start over, but I always turn up again. I'm worse than a cockroach.

That sounds horrible, but it's accurate. Just ask my exes.


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I also have a Discord handle, which is thatdana#1971. I don't know why that number's the way it is. It looks like a year, but I suspect it's randomly-generated. Fuck, I sound old. I also have a chat room here, if you access Discord from a browser (that link may also connect you on the app, but I make no promises), called The Paper Moon Cafe. I named it after my favorite cafe from when I lived in Savannah, Georgia back in the mid-nineties. That's probably gone but I HAVE A CHAT ROOM, DAMMIT.

(The way Discord works, if I'm not actually in there I will still see any messages you leave. This can be used either for good or for evil, of course.)

(Do I need to say it? Behave or be banned.)

I have to say that I don't know how much longer I'll be on the usual suspects. I'm tired of all the drama games and double standards. If MeWe doesn't go under, that may well wind up being my Facebook surrogate and, as for Twitter... well... they're horrible. Mastodon seems to be an acceptable, sufficiently-decentralized substitute and I may even start my own instance if I can get a reliable internet connection again. Naturally, should I bring that to pass, I'll link to it from here.

But always remember, y'all:

"Don't be a dick." -- Wil Wheaton (Wheaton's Law)

Last updated: 02 December 2021