youtube, fash Show more
twit thread from a former google engineer who worked on the youtube recommendation system: https://twitter.com/gchaslot/status/1094359564559044610
the recommendation engine is designed to maximise watch time and nothing else
its model is weighted towards the preferences of users who spend the most time on the site
the reason youtube recommendations are turning people into conspiracy theorists, flat earthers and nazis is because conspiracy theorists, flat earthers and nazis spend all their time watching youtube
@Sir_Boops Not sure if you saw this toot, but the relay's now spitting out 502
Folks a good pal of mine leaves hospital in 3 days, but their home just got utility’s shut off.
They’re disabled and need somewhere safe to stay, and WiFi so they’ll not be isolated.
they need money for a hotel, anything anyone can donate is greatly appreciated <3
Please boost if you can!
mastodon fork (boosts appreciated) Show more
hey all, I'm working on figuring out logistics for the mastodon fork and I'm making lists of:
1. existing forks which already have features implemented (does your instance have non-standard features you like? let us know!)
2. outstanding feature requests on the upstream repo that need to be addressed
3. any minor changes you've made to your instance which are worth including (CSS changes, etc.)
also feel free to @ me with any suggestions, etc.
@Sir_Boops relay workn't
31 y/o Sergal trans girl
Makes music and tinkers with computers, but mostly shitposts.
I have no idea what I'm doing
Follow reqs okay