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(Anti-)Social Media Cryptography Open Source

Towards End-to-End Encryption for Direct Messages in the Fediverse

As Twitter’s new management continues to nosedive the platform directly into the ground, many people are migrating to what seem like drop-in alternatives; i.e. Cohost and Mastodon. Some are even considering new platforms that none of us have heard of before (one is called “Hive”). Needless to say, these are somewhat chaotic times. One topic […]

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(Anti-)Social Media The Furry Fandom

Contemplating the Future

What will become of the Internet, and the furry fandom, if Elon Musk kills Twitter?

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(Anti-)Social Media Society The Furry Fandom

A Greymuzzle’s Lament

On Puriteens, Furries, and the future of the LGBTQIA+ Community

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(Anti-)Social Media

Don’t Dunk the Gunk

How to Avoid Accidentally Amplifying Assholes on Twitter

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(Anti-)Social Media

How to Remove Twitter Spaces

How to get rid of the Twitter feature nobody asked for, that takes up the top part of your screen, and nobody can dismiss.

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(Anti-)Social Media Badness The Furry Fandom

Furry Amino Sucks at Art Attribution

Over the weekend, I decided to make an account on Furry Amino. My reasoning at the time was, “A lot of furries lurk there, I should see what it’s about.” That was a bad move that I’d like to discourage others from making. What’s Furry Amino? Furry Amino is a furry-centric community on the Amino […]

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(Anti-)Social Media Badness Technology

A Balanced Response to Allen Gwinn

Responding to “Our cybersecurity ‘industry best practices’ keep allowing breaches”

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(Anti-)Social Media Technology

Twitter’s Birdwatch is Fundamentally Flawed

The fatal flaw of Birdwatch’s current design and how it can be fixed.

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(Anti-)Social Media Cybercrime

Putting Scammers on Scan on Twitter

Earlier tonight, someone decided to change their Twitter handle and display name to impersonate a furry and solicit money to the scammer’s PayPal account. This is the same kind of lazy technique that script kiddies use to phish people for passwords, but more targeted. The goal is to dupe someone into sending the scammer money […]

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(Anti-)Social Media

Deplatforming Hate and Harassment

How to more effectively report abuse to social media companies like Twitter.

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(Anti-)Social Media Badness

A Canned Response to My Viral Tweet

This is a bit different from my usual blog post, insofar as I don’t have much of a point except that I’m tired of repeating myself. The other day, I was frustrated about Pinterest clogging up the Google Image Search results and tweeted a really simple and well-known life-hack to counteract their search engine manipulation. […]