Want to talk with people around you? You can use geographical hashtags! You can use https://whenwhere.cf to find yours and to read messages close to you.
To be fair, I am not in favor of forcing people to give their exact location on a website (although mine is completely static and doesn't save your info in any way) so I would really like it if someone can make a better tool to find your and someone else's local tag.
Also, I would love it if you build this in apps.
COVID-19 is exposing a lot of truths.
The free market is useless in any kind of crisis. It is barely functional in terms of mobilising labour and resources in the best conditions, it is flat out useless when things are tough - and things are going to get tough as the climate worsens and the oil runs out.
It turns out that the people paid the least in society are the most important, and many highly regarded jobs just aren't all that important.
For everyone who has a #steemit account or is interested in it, the 20th of March a fork will happen, forking out Steemit Inc. at hive.io. It should deal with basically all problems that are dealt with now and all criticism that people had about Steemit so far. I highly recommend staying tuned about this, it's a huge step in decentralized social media.
I estas pruvita! Mi estas lapingvino sur Keybase: https://keybase.io/lapingvino/sigchain#9c63191d3a1899ad9d36f7389b72186cda6323c871252cac1bd775a147ece3240f
This is an Esperanto-speaking instance, so it goes without saying that users are expected to toot in Esperanto. There are a million other instances to create your account if you intend to toot in English or any other language.