This, in my opinions, is the correct usage of notifications. And similar to how many apps Foss and Non-Foss sometimes have bad defaults when it comes to privacy, many apps have bad default notification settings. Take control of your phone and computer! Do away with them all if you can help it.
One, it clears up your notification feed. No longer is your phone constantly beeping you about nonsense throuought the day.
Two, if your phone does beep, you know it is one of the small list of apps that you have said notifies you of important information.
Three, these two things combined means that you unlearn the habit of constantly checking your phone to see if there are any new notifications.
I don't get many text messages, but when I do, it's something important, so I leave the notification on. For something, even like mastodon, I leave it off. I will look at my mastodon notifications in the app when I chose to. I won't let any app drag my attention away to focus on it. This does a number of things.
I am largely of the opinion that notifications, particularly on phones, is heavily misused. Non-Foss apps will use it to constantly beg for your attention and make you feel like something is urgent. Foss apps tend to give you more control, but I don't like the defaults. Notifications should be used for urgent information. (continued)
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No one, absolutely no one likes to do #Documentation , me included, but it is incredibly important.
How many times have you run into a "The guy that did that doesn't work here anymore so no one knows how his scripts work" type of situation?
That being said, the toxic behavior it does have seems to be both targeted and worst received by young girls. Hopefully young girls realize this and find ways around it somehow.
Instagram, for all its other faults, seems to lend itself to the least toxic behavior of mainstream social media sites. And what little toxic behavior it tends to have it makes it very easy to avoid. It also stays pretty consistent about what it's platform is for: pictures and video, unlike all the other platforms which are trying to be all encompassing entities you never have to (or should) leave.
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Write good software that happens to be free. Not shit software that's only selling point is being free.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.