Here be dragons
Here be dragons is in general a warning of potential dangers or dangerous areas, originally on physical maps, on the IndieWeb it refers to particularly problematic silos that usually formed in response to entire sets of abusive behaviors and accounts being banned from Twitter.
- 2020-01-08 NYTimes: Pro-Trump Mob Livestreamed Its Rampage, and Made Money Doing It / A site called Dlive, where rioters broadcast from the Capitol, is benefiting from the growing exodus of right-wing users from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
- Pawoo (pawoo.net)
“Pawoo is banned by most instances on Mastodon…”
"BIG NEWS: Pawoo.net, the world's 2nd biggest Mastodon instance, has just been acquired.The entity acquiring them is the Mask Group, a business that also runs mstdn.jp and mastodon.cloud. They are also active in the so-called "Web 3.0" space. If you haven't heard of pawoo.net, it's because many instances have de-federated from it." @atomicpoet December 21, 2022
- Truth Social (homepage & permalinks are js;dr)
- 2022-04-03 BBC: Trump's Truth Social app branded a disaster
- 2022-04-04 Rolling Stone: Trump’s Truth Social App Is Bombing So Hard That Top Executives Are Quitting / The former president is furious — and confused — about nobody wanting to join his failing social media platform
Truth Social … launched to compete with Twitter and Facebook has been such a disaster since its launch in February that two of its top executives have resigned
- 2022-09-20 The New Yorker: Posts I Didn’t Realize Would Get Me Banned from Truth Social
I thought the whole point of Truth Social was to be social, but, lo and behold, I got banned! I had no idea that the following posts would get me in so much trouble.