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I'm having a few thoughts on social norms. I'm used to IRC and Usenet, where a channel or group is understood to be an open forum and, when people make a statement, it is seen as normal for anyone else, acquainted or not, to respond to it, even tangentially.

But on more social-network-style graph-based communications where the flow is determined by a follow edge between nodes or something like it, a lot of people find it disturbing or invasive to have strangers pop into their mentions to rebut, add, or jump off from their point.

I think this causes a lot of friction and expectation mismatches. I don't think either norm is wrong, though it is useful if people make it clear which one they're expecting.

For the avoidance of doubt, I'm an IRC-type person. If I'm posting public or unlisted, I do not mind strangers to disagree with me, add their own twist, or give their own reaction. I will also respect the desire of graph people who don't want me to do that to them.

#fediculture @irc #cyber #SocialNetworking

All of the approaches I've received on LinkedIn have been strictly professional. This disturbing article (cited on Slashdot) suggests, however, that my experience is in part the product of male privilege.…

Every hashtag on every post on every platform should ALWAYS be pascal case (a.k.a. camel case). I made this to illustrate how screenreaders read hashtags depending on whether they are lowercase or pascal case.

It’s a small thing that all of us can do to build a more inclusive, accessible internet for all. Please take the time to use pascal case.

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#Accessibility #WebAccessibility #Usability #Readability #Hashtags #SocialNetworking #Blogging #UX