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  • Personal experience report: How my alcohol consumption got out of control

    Personal experience report: How my alcohol consumption got out of control

    My name is Severin, I was born in 1972, I live in Bonn in Germany and I drank way too much alcohol for many years. This is my story of how I slipped into alcohol addiction.

  • Why was Mastodon blocked on twitter? And why I think this is wrong

    Why was Mastodon blocked on twitter? And why I think this is wrong

    The official account of Mastodon – @joinmastodon – has been blocked on twitter. The reason is likely to be that the Mastodon account tweeted a link to @ElonJet on Mastodon, which could be considered a violation of the new twitter policy against sharing live locations. On Wednesday, Twitter suspended the account @ElonJet and the background […]

  • Filed: a native internet protocol for social media – by Jack Dorsey

    Filed: a native internet protocol for social media – by Jack Dorsey

    There’s a lot of conversation around the #TwitterFiles. Here’s my take, and thoughts on how to fix the issues identified. I’ll start with the principles I’ve come to believe…based on everything I’ve learned and experienced through my past actions as a Twitter co-founder and lead: Social media must be resilient to corporate and government control. […]

  • What does Covidian mean?

    What does Covidian mean?

    A Covidian ist someone who has elevated COVID-19 prevention or mitigation to the point of a religious persuasion. A Covidian does everything with COVID-19 prevention in mind, especially for others to see.

  • Roses Are Red – Shadowban Meme

    Roses Are Red – Shadowban Meme

    ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, I PUT A SHADOWBAN ON YOU! (Vijaya Gadde, former Twitter Official)

  • Roses Are Red – Vijaya Gadde Free Speech Meme

    Roses Are Red – Vijaya Gadde Free Speech Meme

    ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, I TOOK FREE SPEECH AWAY FROM YOU! (Vijaya Gadde, former Twitter Official)    

  • What does FAFO stand for?

    What does FAFO stand for?

    The abbreviation FAFO usually stands for “Fuck around and find out”, which in most cases can be loosely translated as “Stress around and find out”. Ye (fka Kayne West): Can I make anti-Semitic comments and worship Hitler? Or will I be banned on twitter if I do? Elon: FAFO! Elon: Is Tim Cook going to […]

  • What does the hashtag #QATECU mean?

    What does the hashtag #QATECU mean?

    The hashtag #QATECU usually stands for a soccer match between Qatar and Ecuador. This is because QAT is the FIFA code of Qatar and ECU is the official FIFA code of Ecuador. Both teams have already played against each other officially, especially friendly matches in Doha. The opening match of the 2022 World Cup in […]

  • Will the bird protect our children?

    Will the bird protect our children?

    France is committed to protecting children on the Internet. In a twitter thread, Emmanuel Macron writes: We need to better protect our children on social networks and the Internet ! To protect our children on the Internet, we need to better verify user age, better detect and stop sexual predators, and better identify and address […]

  • KFC Germany congratulates on the Reichspogromnacht (Kristallnacht)

    KFC Germany congratulates on the Reichspogromnacht (Kristallnacht)

    Commemoration of the Reichspogromnacht Go ahead and treat yourself to more tender cheese to go with your crispy chicken. Now at KFCheese. This message was actually spread by KFC via the KFC app on November 9, 2022. We’ll let that go without comment, but we wonder who works in marketing at Kentucky Fried Chicken Germany… […]