Weekly Website Wednesday: Mastodon

What is Mastodon? It’s a decentralized, open-source social network based on GNU Social. What does that mean? It’s confusing and it doesn’t work very well! Whatever! It’s the hip, new, disruptive technology that’s taking the Millennials by storm! It might even replace Twitter. (No it won’t.)

There are actually several Mastodon networks that interconnect. I’m at social.targaryen.house, but you could join shitposter.club, or memetastic.space, or even anitcapitalist.party, and we can all still talk to each other! Wouldn’t it be better and less confusing if everyone was on the same server? I don’t know. Maybe.

By the by, I’m not sure that I trust Mastodon’s security. I would suggest using a different password than your usual one, if you join.

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Weekly Website Wednesday: Vacuumland

This week’s website is a very strange community.

vacuumland link pictureVacuuland is a social network for lovers and collectors of vacuum cleaners.

It was through this website that I learned that my grandmother’s old vacuum cleaner was actually a highly sought-after collector’s item.

If you want to learn more about your vacuum cleaner, this is the place to go.