I've been archiving a selection of web buttons in a previous collection lasting from 2003 to around 2010 when that collection stopped updating

I was able to preserve close to 4,000 buttons. They're an interesting slice of history


Socialists: socialism or barbarism

People: okay barbarism

Socialists: wait no fuck

They: what are the uk election results?

Me: UK’s haunted

They: ??

Me: *cocks shotgun* UK’s haunted

meta, reposting from twitter to mastodon 

we got these big companies that implement taking nsfw out for what reason its all really vague and sometimes put as to make it child/user friendly but youtube. tumblr. google. facebook. have whole supremacists on their shit and do nothing about it. i really feel like this shit is on purpose

@velexiraptor @mercurythedragon Idk abt 'less mustache-twirling,' the recent wave of sex purges on social media is largely in response to new, increasingly-punishing and broad anti-sex worker laws. that second shockwave of self-censorship may not be driven directly by active *malice* so much as craven self-interest, but it is surely intentional and directed intentionally against sex workers

and like honestly white supremacists/nazis n shit they're the main ones being like Masterbation/Porn Is Bad and they really recruit people off sites that don't have nsfw content

sites that remove NSFW content really are targeting sex work inherently whether intentional or not. folks really be acting like shit aint work WHEN IT IS and there's not so many sites people can do this work safely/efficiently and sites doing this shit just adds to the problem/villifies sex workers it's so fucked up

tbh im starting to think sites/social media removing nsfw are intentionally going against sex workers and endorcing supremacist/elitist groups/factions on another level when they already don't monitor shit

like they really gonna act like you get all the news or whatever when yr literally taking whole portions of cultures/society out that is nsfw. that's not reporting that's not being accurate to humanity/our cultures or how different people are/what they experience/do

love to open a website and watch its elements stutter into being only to flit and shake like some kind of series of involuntary spasms as it loads ad after ad on top of its content

Tired: Recommending people Mastodon because it's a decentralized alternative to corporate social media

Wired: Recommending people Mastodon with stories about how we defederated from the nazis and terfs, or when cops were banned from the biggest instance

some days it feels like I'm the only person who remembers Ed Snowden

"don't nationalize this big tech company!!! imagine if the government had access to this data!!!"

God Can You Imagine A Dystopia Where The Government Had Easy Backdoor Access To All Our Communications, What A Wild Hypothetical

news articles are always saying stuff like "millenials are killing the unhappy marriage industry" but they never quite get to the point where they try to figure out why we had an unhappy marriage industry in the first place and how it survived so long

if you have used the internet for years you should probably check if there is any old stuff you might want to get a copy of from Yahoo Groups. They are deleting everything this week. I had a ton of messages there written by my mother (whom is no longer alive) that I didnt have anywhere else.

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