Btw, if you want to join a smaller company that thinks a lot about the best of the internet and how to build community around that, come join us at @burbteam.
We have chats like this frequently, and then try to build products that respect those chats.
There's a feeling of sustainability in @automattic's approach that I hope remains. They're showing a way to be a big tech company (1900 strong!?!) that feels like an alternate universe from MANGA, praise the sun.
Thank you for coming to my TED talk, and find me on @tumblr
Another piece of proof here is: https://automattic.com/work-with-us/job/senior-software-engineer-engineering-hiring/
(drew don't hate me for posting someone else's job link)
A SWE hired for the purpose of helping hiring? What. An. Idea.
That post links to a great post about the mgmt-eng pendulum, hosted on @WordPress of course.
So @automattic's opportunity is: get the people creating the web's best to use their products while respecting both its users and the people who run those products.
This (h/t @rosemaryforyou) is the opposite of a particular shop run by a race car driver in the Midwest.
The fact that every 3rd ad on @tumblr is for an @automattic product speaks to this! As @broderick frequently reminds me, the media ecosystem revolves around Twitter, but a staggering amount of the culture of this site comes from regular injections of @tumblr
I think this is intentional! I hope it is. It speaks to a strategy at @automattic that I think goes like this:
"We're going to be a complete place for creating and consuming the best of the web. Our brand matters less than folks having the best time on the web possible."
Tip for people seeing friends join http://counter.social -- it is not a good fediverse neighbor! Myself and a bunch of other admins blocked it a couple years ago because the people who were running it were unfriendly to the point of abusive!
They admit to some of this (1/2)
I made more poetry, and it’s for sale at the @GalaxyBrainCo store. @ Alameda, California https://www.instagram.com/p/CctMnmtPTGO/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=
I’d love for you to have the original or a limited-run print.
https://shop.galaxybrain.co @ Alameda, California https://www.instagram.com/p/CcqZUy8pH4Z/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=
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