Forgot about Mastodon for a... bit :p
Been busy, and in the background listening to a bunch of Multiamory podcast eps. Really helpful stuff.
Currently in early stage talks with a couple with a possible view of dating them. I've not been a unicorn in a LONG time and these guys are complete newbs so I'm not sure if I'm just wasting my time, but I'm hoping at the very least they are more informed after talking with them and don't hurt people in their experimentings...
Before today, I knew: the reason Twitter was originally limited to 140 characters was so it could be transmitted over SMS (which was limited to 1120 bits, or 160 7-bit characters).
TIL: the reason SMS is limited to 160 7-bit characters is because Friedhelm Hillebrand, who was the chairman of the non-voice services committee within the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), found that a) the average sentence was <160 characters, and b) that matched the average postcard.
This week in My Poly Life:
Tuesday: sex with good friend of 10+ years after many months of flirting. Honestly never thought we would actually go there. Woo!
Today: reconnect with bf after he takes space for a week because he needs to learn to understand privacy. Lessons ongoing. He's out tonight on a date with a newish interest, I think it is their 5th date. Feeling compersiony despite my own life currently being a shitshow because we're talking again and I really missed his support.
Oh and another cool "gem" explaining mastodon thoroughly, using metaphors from Harry Potter!
btw here's a mastodon tip (in case you didn't know):
in your profile, you have four "slots"saying under "Profile metadata". You got a "Label" and "Content."
This creates "tabs" in your profile, when people click on it, of your choice.
For example, on my profile, the first Label i s "Pronouns" with Content "He/Him" The second one is for the location. I fee this is important information on this instance for people to view, but of course, use whatever you want :)
I'm not going to abandon r/polyamory or anything, but I'm a big advocate for self sovereign identity and social media autonomy. DOWN WITH SILOS FOREVER.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!