1
246
submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by ReadyUser31@lemmy.world to c/microblogmemes@lemmy.world

In the beginning, it was just me. When I joined Lemmy what I really missed about reddit was the 'curated twitter' subs where every post was just a nice little thought someone had had. There were meme communities already but nothing quite right, it was mostly deep-fried shitposting. I think this was even before the new WhitePeopleTwitter started on sh.itjust.works but I'm not sure.

I didn't want to start a new WhitePeopleTwitter, for three reasons - it wasn't my sub on reddit so it didn't feel appropriate to stage a "take over" of that name here; I didn't want to specify "white people" in the title, and I also didn't want to reference "twitter" because microblogging is bigger than twitter now and I didn't want to contribute at all (even if a little bit) to the idea that twitter is the default option for microblogging.

So MicroblogMemes was born! In the early days it was just me posting a bunch of screenshots every day and we didn't need any rules. I didn't want to act like this was some big formal endevour and add a ton of detailed rules for everyone to follow, and since then I've only added rules when I've had to moderate something and someone complained.

The reason I'm making this post is because we have a new rule - no advertising. I personally am not interested in seeing posts from brands pretending to be people. The likes of Wendy's, KFC, Microsoft, etc have advertising budgets that run collectively into the billions and I just don't want adverts disguised as content here.

Yesterday someone posted this:

To me this is pretty much just advertising. A member of the community reported it, and I removed the post with the comment 'hail corporate'.

For fully transparency this exchange then occured (read from the bottom):

I've basically explained my reasoning for this approach already but, in short, I have tiny, tiny amount of power on the internet to create a space with fewer adverts and that's what I'm going to do. Be the change and all that.

I often think about this quote from Banksy:

Not really sure why I felt the need to post all this but there you go. If anyone disagrees with any of this please let me know in the comments and we can work it out :)

2
113
3
228
4
426
5
105
Rare (lemmy.world)
submitted 9 hours ago* (last edited 9 hours ago) by Linkerbaan@lemmy.world to c/microblogmemes@lemmy.world
6
767
submitted 12 hours ago by Grayox@lemmy.ml to c/microblogmemes@lemmy.world
7
266
8
1208
9
571
Two types of people (lemmy.world)
10
201
11
1012
12
1073
13
1114
14
481
laugh out loud. (files.catbox.moe)

maria🦝
@mariamainmo

I will stop using lol as punctuation as soon as they come up with a punctuation mark that conveys my need to be liked

3:48 PM · 2024-02-22 · 24K Views



156 Reposts 4 Quotes 1.1K Likes 40 Bookmarks

15
247
The other corndog (i.imgur.com)
16
421
17
769
Cunk on bodies (lemmy.world)
18
1239
19
280
Relax (lemmy.world)
20
731
Dad is a meerkat (lemmy.today)
21
979
22
501
23
557
Body parts (lemmy.world)

Benny Feldman @Feldfrog

Body parts are often metaphors. Guts are courage. Balls are cOurage. Spine is courage. Toes are small pigs that participate in the market economy

24
481
History is a circle (lemmy.world)
25
773
submitted 1 week ago by Gork@lemm.ee to c/microblogmemes@lemmy.world
view more: next ›

Microblog Memes

3653 readers
3311 users here now

A place to share screenshots of Microblog posts, whether from Mastodon, tumblr, ~~Twitter~~ X, KBin, Threads or elsewhere.

Created as an evolution of White People Twitter and other tweet-capture subreddits.

Rules:

  1. Please put at least one word relevant to the post in the post title.
  2. Be nice.
  3. No advertising, brand promotion or guerilla marketing.

Related communities:

founded 7 months ago
MODERATORS