The runners-up for longest are U+FBFB and U+FBFA, other forms of that Arabic character. The longest-named non-Arabic character is
"CLOCKWISE RIGHTWARDS AND LEFTWARDS OPEN CIRCLE ARROWS WITH CIRCLED ONE OVERLAY" (U+1F502)
This makes me wonder: is there already a system for scraping & building a static backup for tumblr pages? I've been using tumblr for so long that, if it goes down, important historical crap (like the only copy of early drafts of things) will disappear.
I think that the term "wife beater" wins the award for most widely acceptable unacceptable phrase.
Bumper stickers from past elections are the tramp stamps of the automobile world.
I joined Tumblr when it had c. 300K users and the energy of the place at the time was nothing like this. I think it's safe to say that Mastodon has initiated something big.
Developer of Mastodon, Eugen Rochko, wrote a Medium article about what happened to him in this April.
It is interesting that this explosion began because of change on Twitter.
Procedure of source code management has changed, and he needs some people to help him on project management and community outreach, and let him concentrate on development.
ICYMI – two good introductions to Mastodon:
– https://medium.com/@qinaliu/what-i-wish-i-knew-before-joining-mastodon-7a17e7f12a2b (more visual, by @qinaliu)
– http://2ality.com/2017/04/mastodon.html (more technical, by me)
mom: hey son I joined this new Mastodon thing
me: oh shit mom, I coulda helped you find a server, which one did you choose?
I am Tae Ateh and so are you.