@macgenie So glad to see this post; thank you! Another thing that complicates gauging the diversity of a community is that we’re attuned to look for visual markers, which often aren’t apparent or are hard to gauge. (I run into this often at work.) Orientation/expression, (dis)ability, & socio-economic status (naming just a few others of a very deep iceberg) are unlikely to show up in a cursory look at a user profile unless explicitly stated, which relies on a person’s level of comfort in sharing that/those aspects of their personhood. Helping those amplify those voices in a way that respects their privacy is tricky, but I’m convinced we can do it.
@Ron "I should probably floss a whole lot more" I nearly spit my drink reading that :). Although I wouldn't classify "platform diversity" in the same way as the diversity intended by this thread, I can understand why you would be disappointed in what appears to be an Apple focus here. Being an "Apple Person" myself, I can attest that for some reason we love talking about every silly little Apple-related detail. I'm guilty! In my defense, I have been talking a bit about Linux lately. Does that count? :).
New Microblog — $5/month
We'll create and host a microblog for you at username.micro.blog or your own domain name. Includes cross-posting, pages, themes, and publishing from the web, iOS, and Mac.
New Blog + Audio + Video — $10/month
All the features of a hosted microblog plus podcast and video hosting. Upload MP3s via the web or use the companion iPhone app Wavelength to record and edit your own microcast. We'll create a podcast feed for your site.
Enable Cross-posting — $2/month
Already have your own microblog? Add Twitter, Medium, LinkedIn, and Facebook cross-posting via Micro.blog. Works with any RSS feed.
Invite someone to Micro.blog or pay for their first year of blog hosting.