reading this article on how metastasizing corporate social media suffocated community on the internet (in particular art communities like deviantart) artsy.net/article/artsy-editor makes me think that—like learning html and css—learning how to set up and administer and customize your own installation of forum/community software should be considered a basic part of internet literacy

in my experience there was definitely a feedback loop that happened in education around the time that facebook etc gained popularity: classes that had been about learning how to make web pages suddenly became about how to use existing platforms; when github came out, the parts of programming classes that had been about learning how to share/upload/collaborate on code were replaced with "sign up for a github account" etc. (and as an educator i'm guilty of all of this too)

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I'm surprised there's no specific mention of infinite scroll, which I'd loathe even if it wasn't hard on my creaky old laptop. I find it weird that sites for comics, which are the only art form I feel would benefit from that, rarely have it. I use ipernity for my work these days. It lacks i-s and I couldn't be happier about that.

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