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    1. I'm posting this in ~tech since I think the stories are more related to social media than games. I haven't read them yet, but am just about to start working my way through. Unfortunately, they're...

      I'm posting this in ~tech since I think the stories are more related to social media than games. I haven't read them yet, but am just about to start working my way through.

      Unfortunately, they're in a weird and ugly format, with an incredibly distracting background that constantly sends little "mouse cursors" towards the actual location of your mouse. I highly recommend using Reader Mode or something similar to get rid of the styles. You might also have to click a "READ MORE" link in the right place to even get the text of the article to show up properly.

      Here are links to the 4 pieces (I'm not even sure if they'll work properly because of this disaster of a layout):

      26 votes
    2. I recently received this message from an admin: Hello! You are receiving this message because you have followed a user profile in the past. Starting on 08/19/2019, we will begin showing some users...

      I recently received this message from an admin:

      Hello! You are receiving this message because you have followed a user profile in the past.

      Starting on 08/19/2019, we will begin showing some users new followers of their profile. In about 3 months, all users will be able to see all the usernames of their followers, including follows that were done in the past, while the user profile feature was in beta. Please take a moment to check your subscriptions list (where followed users also appear) to ensure that if you follow someone, you are comfortable with them being aware of this.

      It's a rather big change and a shame that they are making reddit more and more like the rest of social media.

      39 votes
    3. It's obviously unfamiliar, but I have to say that I don't think it's that much worse than the one we had before. It does obviously follow the trend of making everything look so much more mobile-y,...

      It's obviously unfamiliar, but I have to say that I don't think it's that much worse than the one we had before. It does obviously follow the trend of making everything look so much more mobile-y, but unlike Reddit they haven't really messed with the core display of content - in fact, I'd say the tweets themselves have gotten a bit larger. I've heard that the timeline gets reset to algorithmic sorting every 24h, which is an absolute no-go for me, but I haven't experienced that aspect myself.

      Related: I've recently started using Tweetdeck and honestly have no idea why I should ever switch back to the main Twitter feed, redesign or not. Columns, lists, the customisation - it's pretty much everything I've ever wanted. Any tips or opinions on that?

      15 votes
    4. It's no secret that social media is used by a large amount of people. The Pew Research Center has a social media fact sheet if you'd like to see the numbers. They claim that 72% of the American...

      It's no secret that social media is used by a large amount of people. The Pew Research Center has a social media fact sheet if you'd like to see the numbers.

      With no signs of slowing down, social media is certainly going to be part of our lives for the foreseeable future. What sort of impact do you think it has had upon our society? Has it connected the people of the world, or disconnected them? Do the positive aspects outweigh the negative? If you believe social media's impact has been negative, do you think it can be fixed? How do you see social media evolving?

      29 votes