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 usually 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
- Rumble — video platform, webhosting, cloud provider alternative for folks banned from YouTube or Facebook, also hosts Truth Social.
- 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.
Technologies and projects
Exceptionally rarely there’s a technology or project that is either designed in a way to be harmful (typically to particular groups of people), or somehow has a strong alignment or intention with a (sometimes implicitly) discriminatory political ideology.