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i originally posted this on lazar.social @ sept. 4/5 2021 in the middle of the night
i might make this into an article. stay posted

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:09:14 AM
but. i am drawn to weird social medias. a good example is your world of text

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:09:29 AM
your world of text is like. it's like an electronic grafitti wall

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:10:10 AM
there's no real account system. it's very anonymous. but you can defiintely signature your writings

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:10:57 AM
and i'm just really drawn to it because it's so open. you can do whatever you want with it

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:11:30 AM
and occasionally a user will find some other rando being active somewhere (usually near 0,0) and a conversa

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:11:55 AM
and aconversation will pop up. and it's readable for a weekish and then it gets washed away in the flood o

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:12:27 AM
it gets washed away in the flood of other user's writings. everythings ephemeral

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:13:19 AM
but the really cool part is that, despite being a thing since 2009(!!) it's still going!

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:13:48 AM
you can go to yourworldoftext.com and it'll still be a living thing

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:15:20 AM
i think a reasonable amount of traffic comes from a D*NG Vsauce once did on it

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:16:42 AM
it's just like. cultural interaction stuff like this is so interesting.

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:17:22 AM
part of my interest definitely comes from my special interest in linguistics and stuff

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:17:47 AM
(sidenote: im kinda reluctant to call it a special interest but like. who fuckin cares im wayy into linguis

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:18:20 AM
who fuckin cares im wayy into linguistics and autistic it's reasonable to put two and two together)

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:19:21 AM
(.....im wayy into linguistics and i am also autistic.....*)

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:20:12 AM
another really cool medium to me is the multi-user dimension.

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:20:45 AM
MUDs are basically like VRChat, but theyre in text adventure form

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:21:09 AM
and so it'd logically be Much Easier to make settings and personas

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:22:02 AM
i actually read a book on it because im such a nerd! it's My Tiny Life by Julian Dibbell

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:22:16 AM
and it can be found at http://www.juliandibbell.com/texts/mytinylife.html

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:23:24 AM
My Tiny Life touches on lotsa stuff. a chapter that really resonated with me is "Samantha, Among Others"

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:23:45 AM
AKA "TINYGENDER, A Love Story". it details how players usually had multiple personas.

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:24:15 AM
and like. some people had personas that were different genders and all that stuff

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:24:39 AM
and like. it makes me think about how people can just. transcend material body interaction

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:25:00 AM
by using virtual spaces and personas that are easily customizable.

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:25:24 AM
and it's really really cool and im super disappointed that MUDs have fallen out of style

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:25:47 AM
at least social MUDs. i dont really care too much about RPG MUDs

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:26:37 AM
but like. fuck. i just want to be able to be in this virtual space with some friends like a funky sort of h

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:26:50 AM
be in this virtual space with some friends like a funky sort of hangout zone

MathematicalTechnicianBirdOfParadise2594 Sep 5, 1:27:11 AM
it's just a really cool idea to me and i want to have that experience some day