Should libraries run search engines? It seems that the original point of a library was to organize human knowledge and culture for the public benefit. The benefit has been great, but libraries aren't the main tool for finding information now. Search engines are. The notion that a library needs to be for books only is an arbitrary limitation. This oversight allowed corporations to move into that traditionally non-profit role, and I'm not convinced they've done a particularly good job.
This place not being algorithm-driven is great because I'm not addicted to it and don't feel compelled to come here and doomscroll for hours and use it as a self-destructive escape from real life
But at the same time it's also incredibly easy to just be like "Mastodon? Oh shit, I haven't been on there in WEEKS!"
and you know what? I'm starting to think that's a feature, not a bug.
I'm having a profound sense of peace this week. Not panicking about my transition or about eventually coming out, or about anything at the moment. I'm just patiently waiting on HRT to do what it does and I feel like I've finally accepted that it'll take time and it'll be rocky but I'll make it. I'll be okay and in the end I'll get to get out of Mississippi, fully transition, and truly live.
@shardsofblue I think it's possible by replying and then boosting your reply. Or at least that's kind of equivalent. Hold on, let me try it
the enby formerly known as @ImClaaara on the birdsite
A silly instance of Mastodon for queer folk and non-queer folk alike. Let's be friends!