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Kids are great. You can teach them to hate what you hate and, with the Internet and all, they practically raise themselves.

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In-reply-to > How misinformation work? "Repetition, alignment with prior beliefs, and hearing from trusted sources are factors that correlate with more belief in information, regardless of its truth. Those who are more likely to believe specifically in falsehoods in general lack critical thinking skills, and digital and media literacy." — YouTube, "The Psychology of Misinformation"

@prologic of course! “There is, unfortunately, a huge market demand for disinformation, […] and a lot of places across the ecosystem that are more than willing to fill that demand.” If you can access, read this article from The New York Times titled “Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming”.

In-reply-to > Added some form of "User Count" to Yarn.social's landing page 👌

@eaplmx what would “Hispanic content” be? We need to start by defining that. If all you meant was having one in which Spanish speaking people congregates, then you are a suitable candidate to spin one up. 😂 Now, I have my reservations with that. I wouldn’t want to peer, nor follow anyone from a Spanish speaking pod (and I know the language!). I am sure others will want it less.

For as much as some may hate it, English is, mostly, the language of the Internet. Maybe in a few years from now will be Mandarin, but I doubt it. The Chinese are learning English in mass.

In-reply-to > @fastidious I got this perfect. Now, I am not sure why do I have to explicitly mention you, since when I hit reply that should be happening behind the curtains, right @prologic? Anyway, let us see if you get this reply.

@prologic having it do both both would be the safest, for cases like this. If I hit reply, then the nick where that reply button was hit should be a mention. If I simply click on the post box, without reply, then it is only the subject, without no specific mention. We can discuss about this later.

In-reply-to > @fastidious can you see this at your end? I am now using @<fastidious https://arrakis.netbros.com/user/fastidious/twtxt.txt> to see if you are WebMentioned.

And again, nope, this is not working. So, @prologic, WebMentions are not working between our two pods, when they should unless you are running a version with WebMentions disabled, or vice versa. I noticed our pods versions are different. I am running the latest from master.

In-reply-to > @fastidious this is the test number two. I am using the short mention to see if you see it. Next test will be to use the "old style" of mentioning to see what happens.

Again, nothing is being seeing on Arrakis. Now I will use a full mention, old style, and see how it goes.

In-reply-to > @fastidious do you get this? I know you are not following me, but if WebMentions are working fine, you should see this. Next test is me unfollowing you as well, so we will be two complete strangers to each other.

OK, so this was not seeing on the Arrakis pod. I will unfollow Fastidious now, and repeat this test again to see what happens.

In-reply-to > Enjoying this herbal milk tea with ginseng and something called "tongkat ali". No idea what that is, but it tastes good!

Tongkat ali is “intended to improve libido, energy, sports performance and weight loss”. The linked journal also states that “may be an effective approach to shielding the body from the detrimental effects of “modern” chronic stress, which may include general day-to-day stress, as well as the stress of dieting, sleep deprivation, and exercise training”.

More than half of all Asian teas claim the same thing, or similar. The bottomline is exactly how you ended, “it tastes good!” :-)


If this has an impact on ad blocking—and my quick read of it is kind of telling me it does—this has to be very worrisome to all of us. The lawsuit seeks to “dictate that the HTML language used to render a website page should be protected under copyright law—effectively making it illegal for any technology or any consumer to alter a website page appearance.” Oh boy.