@macgenie 🙌 🙌 🙌
@macgenie the fact that the community has been, is still continuously thinking about this, as it grows, convinces me that the effort will be successful. Boundaries on what’s just not acceptable are better drawn before it gets late — micro.blog is clearly on right path.
@macgenie Good job. As well as race & gender, I think it would be a good idea to encourage more use by non-Apple users, as well.
@macgenie Thanks for all you do for the micro.blog community Jean!
@macgenie I've never felt the least bit unwelcome here!! Not at all, ever! That was not my point at all.
@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.
@macgenie Haha. I'm a full grown adult. It would just be nice to see some discussion here of useful things on platforms, not just one.
@macgenie provides a great challenge to look outside our normal circles to encourage a wide range of people to participate and be included on Micro.blog.
A great challenge indeed, thanks Jean!
@macgenie Best. Reply. Ever.
@macgenie 👍🏻 Would you say that the trend is a more diverse or less diverse micro blog?
@macgenie So glad to see this. I’ve noticed this same thing & it lingers in my mind when I spend time here. I end up feeling a kind of guilt because it feels so closed, exclusive. I know that’s not the intent but your post is the first I’ve seen to explicitly address 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? :).
@macgenie Well, I might be the first and only blind person to have joined micro.blog. I was one of the first to join Twitter back in 2007.
@macgenie I'm always interested in trying new social networks and services etc. Although I'm probably not mainstream when it comes to my viewpoint. I consider myself fairly libertarian.
@macgenie I'm grateful for this focus from the outset. So far, I've held a self-imposed rule that white men can only make up 50% of the accounts I follow on m.b. Not everyone can do this, and sometimes (like you said) race and gender are not apparent -- but who you follow matters.
@macgenie Besides my Wp imports not wanting to finish for some reason, I haven't had too many problems. Usually the issue lies between the keyboard and the chair.
@macgenie yyyeeesss!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
@macgenie Great 😁
@macgenie By the way, most everything works fine except when I'm posting, the contents of the field appear blank. I know they aren't because I'm typing and hear the words. Also I can select and copy the content to paste it into a text editor.