@uyakon @mplammers Thanks for sharing. I myself have taken the step of signing up for athenaforall.org, addressing the unethical practices of another tech giant, Amazon.com.

It’s just so encouraging to hear from actual tech workers who are continuing to take positive, diligent action on these and other urgent ethical issues, and to begin to realize just how many of us there are.

@uyakon @mplammers A few more issues mentioned in the linked article:
1. Persecution and firings of trans and LGBTQ employee activists, rather than listening to them about how things can and should be made better;
2. Treating other activists in a similar fashion;
3. Spying on their own employees, internally;
4. Taking these steps from afar, rather than face to face with the employees in question. This allows the decision-makers to avoid treating these people as actual humans.

@mplammers Wow. This webpage is amazing. Outstanding. Exceptional! The author shatters a number of stereotypes that have begun to develop, even in my own mind, by displaying an acute awareness of the most pressing ethical issues facing us today — and deeply thoughtful and articulate recommendations for how to take meaningful action on these issues — even as he is: a Boomer; an evangelical church leader; and more. This one article gives me so much more hope that sanity will prevail.

@RavenRlyeh I think you just hit the “reply” button on the left, “reply” to your own post, and then that starts a thread.

@lakesideliberal I didn’t realize it was a bittersweet moment for you. Sorry to hear that.

But yeah. As far as I’m concerned, you hit the nail on the head there. The biggest problem I see with so much of U.S. society today — along with several others, sadly, including the U.K. and India — is that people are doing the very opposite of this. The answer? Exactly what you said. And I am heartened to see signs that a significant number of people may be starting to see this clearly.

@wendyc @zeromile Welcome!! To the fediverse, in at least one of your cases, and to my humble little server instance as well! It’s an honor to have you.

@lakesideliberal T’Challa! Man, your movie is one of my favorites to this day. One of my all-time favorite movie lines: “We must all find a way to care for one another as if we were members of one single tribe.” 💯

@1WarMachine great to see you on here, sir! I feel that I don’t know nearly as much about you as I would like. I’m going to have to do some catching up in the coming weeks, I guess.

I think my favorite scene of yours is with Nebula in the Temple of the Power Stone 😂, when she says, “I wasn’t always like this, you know,” and you respond, “Neither was I. I guess we all just do the best we can with what we have.”

I found that moment very relatable.

@SteveRogers truly an honor, sir! 🤩 Both your character on screen, and your activism, etc. on social media, are quite an inspiration.

Throughout the MCU storyline, you never give up. Even when facing seemingly impossible odds. I have a feeling that we’re all going to need a lot more of that kind of courage in the days to come.

@uyakon @IronMan @SteveRogers As I see it, the most important quality of a superhero is their character. And as I continue to learn more about what everyone in is doing, the more impressed I am.

You guys are heroes/heroines in real life, not just in the movies. May you inspire many more to follow your lead.

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@IronMan Mr. Stark, sir, it’s an honor.

I am a huge MCU geek. Started watching when the first Avengers movie was in theaters, back in 2012. And I was hooked.

I’ll admit it: It took me a while to warm up to you. @SteveRogers was my favorite for the longest time lol. But as Iron Man 3 progressed (which I’ve still only seen part of; gotta get on that) followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming, Infinity War, and especially Endgame, I was like: OK, this guy really is a hero.

@AgentCarter_SSR Sorry to hear you’ve been having trouble sleeping. I’ve been having a little bit of that trouble myself.

OK, I’ll admit it, my eyes got a little misty at the Peggy quotes. Those couldn’t have been more fitting.

I’m sorry you guys got so unceremoniously pushed off Twitter. But I couldn’t be happier to have you all on Mastodon. ☺️

May our tribe increase!

@JRHorsting @natashar @IronMan @SteveRogers @1Spider_Man @Katniss @Vision @AgentCarter_SSR @MrScottLads2 @Thunderbirds511 @Jax_Rogue @HopeVanDyne @lakesideliberal @TrinityTheCat @GlennGriffin8 @PietroPie @DrFAME @Porpentina2017 @NoviceNerd_59 @Jakki2004

OMG. Um. Wow. Am I really seeing this? Did this just happen? Did a bunch of my favorite Marvel and other heroes/heroines/actors/actresses just join the fediverse? And did one of them just follow me back?

Excuse me while I SQUEEE for a moment!

I'm finding John Legend's new song, Conversations in the Dark, to be just the thing for my PTSD: youtu.be/qUD2GxTeVcI A new friend, who has also experienced some trauma in the past, said that this song was "like a warm hug." 🤗

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Mastodon

Mastodon is an ethically-designed, open-source microblogging platform consisting of a network of independent servers that talk to each other (the "fediverse"). It can be thought of as an alternative to Twitter, for example. This particular server focuses on two things: First, fighting oppression, exploitation, abuse and victimization, whether of humans, plants, animals, or the planet itself. Second, helping people heal from any of the above that they have experienced or witnessed.