@stux We were just talking about this this morning! (Well, being media savvy specifically.)

@calculsoberic Ahh yess! It totally depends on what platform you are I guess. Stuff like Facebook keeps you down the rabbithole once you go a certain way, on the Fedi that is different I noticed

@stux Did you hear Gab was DDoSed yesterday? (or they were offline for a long period of time, at least.)

@stux i didn't fact check whether this really happened and yet I shared it, whoops :blobcatgiggle:

@stux

It feels like the internet is a lot healthier when you pause before sharing or reacting to anything, I mean literally never doing instant shares or instant likes or instant comments.

Even a few minutes thinking time can help you avoid falling into the 😡 trap, not just about politics but things in general.

It would be interesting if there was a fork of Mastodon where you literally couldn't interact with a post for a few minutes after you've first seen it.

@stux

It's like instant reactions on social media bypass our intellectual capacity, channel some kind of primitive violent rage from before we evolved proper brains.

@feditips @stux There is no reason to restrict every user. A plugin would do the job even better. As it being opt in would allow for it to work on every instance.

@feditips @stux when combined with sentiment analysis, you could probably compare two groups--one with a forced delay and one without--and see if the community becomes "healthier".

It would be interesting if toxicity/health of a community was optimized by social media companies as much as they optimize for engagement.

@peder @feditips @stux You could also have a third group, testing the EUNOMIA project, if that is still a thing. I red about it on the Mastodon blog, and found it pretty interesting. A lot of the times it'd probably help to just see the origin of the information as well as opinions from multiple sources, it'd also make a lot of people think about it more, before they share it.

@peder @stux

They would make no money from health so a for-profit organisation would never do this. It would have to be some kind of outside monitoring and regulation.

Also a lot of users (most users?) wouldn't want a delay like this, so there's danger of self-selection (people who want delay being more thoughtful anyway?).

Perhaps a basic problem of the internet that it allows instant information retrieval and transmission, depriving us of the healthy thinking time from older media :(

@stux
There's a very helpful tutorial on YouTube..DingDash tutorial. It is not long , it helps getting you started.
Keeper

@stux: Before dropping off FB I used to push the idea that for any post that someone would share to also find an additional source from a traditional (FOX would count too) source that gave detail. My conservative friends hated this idea and one common thread was, "but I don't have the TIME to search google for the same story. And I can't find it most of the times." That should be their clue but they seem to not think that means it was false because it fits their narrative.

@stux F*@# Yes! It's not that hard to do either. The world would actually be a much healthier and safer place of everyone were to check their facts before sharing. This should be taught in schools like they do in Finland, I believe. :twilightsmile:

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