Arbitrary check-in point. The Substack platform isn’t ideal for DBDing, so what are your thoughts over two weeks in? Is the system so unwieldy that there’s desire to keep the DBD over at CGB?
TikTok suppressing videos of those who are too poor or ugly.
"THE MAKERS OF TIKTOK, the Chinese video-sharing app with hundreds of millions of users around the world, instructed moderators to suppress posts created by users deemed too ugly, poor, or disabled for the platform, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. These same documents show moderators were also told to censor political speech in TikTok livestreams, punishing those who harmed “national honor” or broadcast streams about “state organs such as police” with bans from the platform."
The political suppression doesn't surprise me, but the rest of it is a little surprising to me, at least regarding how overt it is.
What's for dinner?
From Sean P. Galvin on Twitter:
I would like to see everyone's All Time Favorite Player team. This is not "The best team ever", it's your favorite ever... Only rule - you must have watched the player play (on TV or IRL).
Today in Trump Virus
Author shares her experience at a German spa:
Make the DBD feel good in five words or less
OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY
Postmodern Jukebox Remakes the Spice Girls as The Andrews Sisters
Was there a particular reason why Substack? I would have gone with a WP platform that had an image driven design.
I just bought some Armagnac from 1964! Unbelievable - $150
One of my coworkers is pictured in WaPo https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/17/video-happy-hour-coronavirus-st-patricks-day/?fbclid=IwAR1JNZsLk-R54HNnnmzovmL6jh_uu046nqTbROO6S5JlulZpBw4fXF5Pnhw
Cuomo brothers https://twitter.com/jackremmington/status/1239844473376518144?s=20
Happy birthday j.lee!
Anyone else working from home find that work is actually harder? People are less merciful of my time and keep scheduling meetings? I constantly eat lunch at like 4pm now since no one respects lunch time. :/
The cgb commenting software set up is far superior, but this is not awful. Would prefer if it didn't re-order the threads. Would also be fine with super boring style like craigslist forums, those also make it easy to tell what you have read and what you have not.