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  • beetus@lemmy.worldtoAssholeDesign@lemmy.worldJust kidding...
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    2 months ago

    I think there are many others one could point to more accurately, including Yahoo who purchased and then resold tumblr.

    While Tumblr has made a lot of changes, some of which were walked back, they are still a well used and beloved site today. There are many now-dead or barely alive behemoth Internet companies that are better examples of “poster child for running a terrible Internet business” imo.






  • Fwiw they’re just collecting a paycheck. Sure it’s scummy for them to not reject the businesses offering them the money but tbh I really don’t blame them - I’d probably take the cash too.

    Depending on the channel size sponsored ad reads can deliver upwards of multiple thousand per video for the creator. If you see multiple channels with the same ads, it’s bc the company advertising got a big budget approved, that’s it.

    Imo just skip the ad reads (or get sponsorblock) and forget they exist. Usually the creator doesn’t even give a fuck who’s paying them or why. They are victims of the system too, not maliciously peddling garbage. I do wish they didn’t have to peddle anything, but here we are.




  • beetus@lemmy.worldto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneWage Slave Rule
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    3 months ago

    I’m nearly at 7 with my employer and I’ve found the situation to be quite good and I see no sign yet to jump ship. There’s still good gigs out there.

    I’m sure the person you are responding to had good reason to stick around 20 years. It’s possible only recently did the math not work out for them.



  • Your waiting for concessions reminds me of Martin Niemoller’s “First they came for”. You’re waiting for specific focus on your needs, but in the meantime by abstaining from the process you are enabling others suffering.

    You sound politically self-centered. It’s fair to feel that way. But perhaps you should participate so that you can sway the process towards a side that is attempting the opposite of harm.

    You could work to better the world you live in with the tools at your disposal (voting, for the lesser of two evils). If you don’t, then you only have yourself to blame when no one helps you.









  • beetus@lemmy.worldtoPeople Twitter@sh.itjust.worksBirds
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    5 months ago

    then I look at myself and wonder, who the hell is this?

    Someone with passion for the world they live in! I have the same experience with the Merlin app after a friend suggested I download it last year. It’s so fun seeing real time identification of multiple birds at once


  • beetus@lemmy.worldtoMicroblog Memes@lemmy.worldGo off Dark Brandon Jr
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    5 months ago

    Not suggesting our system is correct or even good, but have you considered who a person counts as their most trusted advisors? Usually ones immediate family are very important to them and often helps guide their opinions on life.

    So when it comes to the president or leader of a country, I think it’s actually a bit nice to see the family, because they will absolutely be involved somehow. Knowing if the family is stable or not in public appearances is fairly valuable to understanding the proposed leader.