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"I too used to believe that these tech giants were all-knowing entities [who can predict and manipulate our behaviour with ads]. But while writing this story, I have come to realise that this belief is as wrong as it is popular." thecorrespondent.com/100/13228

@EvanHahn "people buying things because they saw an ad is even rarer than cystic fibrosis" oh my goddddd

@SuricrasiaOnline honestly hoping it’s all true and that online ads go away

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bigshoulders.city

bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

For now, membership in bigshoulders.city is subject to approval. if you don’t have an invite or referral, email our admin with a Toot-length intro.