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@scabrous-leper@kbin.social

Just another middle-aged woman seeking refuge from the Reddit-meltdown; and a social outlet.
"Fuck normal. When does normal win a goddamn prize?"

Reddit Activity Plummeted After The Protests - by Adam Bumas (www.garbageday.email)

Last month marked the official end of the Reddit protests. Any subreddit that had changed its rules or gone dark — or forced its users to post exclusively about John Oliver — has now gone back to normal. On the surface, it seems like a complete victory for Reddit, but things aren’t so simple when a major element of that...

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@paultimate14 this has been my experience as well...a huge number of hollow magazines, whose titles reflect the Reddit DNA, but are sadly empty. _I've been on kbin, lemmy and Masto since abandoning Reddit, and I wish them all the growth at the expense of the rotten old platforms that they can muster!

@Arotrios @atlasraven31

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@Lowbird me as well! a good thing!

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@ryan Yes, I posted daily, really enjoyed my interactions with various sub-groups of humanity, and now...I set up an outpost , a reddit lurker account, but generate zero traffic. no pics no text... I imagine that mine was a fairly common response...

@Arotrios

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@bbplay13 yes, I miss the good parts as well...I used to be able to ask a question on how to repair something and get 20 solid responses in under an hour. There may be a corner of the fediverse that will fill a similar niche, but so far I haven't found it. I spend most of my time over on Mastodon.social , now, which seems to have more traffic, and maybe more niches. We'll see. I'm certainly NOT going back to reddit, but I do indeed wish it hadn't gone so pear-shaped, so quickly.

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@SamXavia I have accounts on lemmy, kbin and Mastodon.social, and I've pretty much settled on the masto. Maybe because I never was a twitter user, it is a slightly novel format for me. Anyway, there are plenty of humans there, so lots to share and engage with...

Plastic surgeon who livestreamed procedures on TikTok banned from practicing medicine in Ohio (www.kbtx.com)

The board said Grawe, who originally had her license suspended in November, neglected her patients as she livestreamed parts of their procedures, spoke into a camera and answered viewer questions — all while the surgeries were taking place....

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@Aatube That is really proof that we are living in social media-induced end times. I'm going to go and eat a little cyanide now...

Does anybody feel like the quality of reddit has already dropped massively?

I see a lot of comments from bootlickers on how the protests are dumb and stupid and dont work and engagement metrics are still holding but the quality of posts and comments has noticeably depreciated imo. So much so that whenever I visit the site Im actually shocked at how bad it is.

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@yunggwailo That's good to hear. I nuked my accounts and haven't been back to that particular dumpster fire.

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@weremacaque it sounds flippant but seriously: The USA. I find this current view of my home country to be unrecognizably insane...we played outside, we drank and smoked early and generally got along. I grew up in an integrated neighborhood, integrated public school...

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@Merlu Maybe opening of the Peripheral...The Amazon adaptation of William Gibson's excellent novel.

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@inkican Agreed. If we post it they will come...The good/bad thing is that we few have a responsibility to start the avalanche of posts...So I've been super-active on my lemmy instance, and here to an extent, toward that expicit end.

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@Calcharger I have long favored either sawing off the peninsula (ala Bugs Bunny), or at least a wall to keep Florida from contaminating the US...

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Is your profile picture here a representation of yourself?

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@mansr Yes, indeed. I assume yours is as well?

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@tvbusy bummer. I already nuked my accounts-after manually deleting every pic-when all this started, and I moved over here.

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@Skyler ...That headline tells you all you need to know about that slimeball. Anyone who has any association with Karen Musk deserves to be pilloried...

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Ok, fine. I'll go

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@May Internet Friends by Knife Party. It seems to capture the moment...

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