Lazy fediverse question: Is anyone aware of voice or video chat that has or uses any kind of environmental audio? Thinking of large virtual gatherings at $day_job and how they collapse after a certain size. Something that literally lets people move towards/away from topics of interest/disinterest could be super useful.
I know this doesn’t help _much_ right now but just a quick shout out that it takes very little to just tell someone you appreciate them, their work, their values, their thoughts, their company, or just their presence in your life.
Say it to your friends, coworkers, family, anyone. Compliment people. It’s a superpower that can change someone’s day, week or hell, year.
Hell, here I am STILL thinking about a single compliment someone gave me in 2011. It goes a long way.
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y'all going to laugh, but I really believed it. I drank the kool-aid. this was the mid-00s, a tech company with a motto "don't be evil" still felt daring rather than cringe – for an alienated techie like past me, at least; my politically aware friends tried to warn me; but I didn't realise that Google leveraged its fine-tuned advertising machinery also for recruiting, and I swallowed the whole thing.
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