Editing posts


It always seems slightly artificial to me, that it's not possible to edit the timestamp of a Mastodon post. Of course it's editable, it's just data in a database somewhere! But I'm trying to think of it more like ink on paper; a declaration of a point in time; a thought that there's perhaps something immutable in our digital lives even if it's just a shared pretence of the fact.

It does annoy me that I can't write my posts on paper days before, and still have them appear in the right order. Probably I should just go back to blogging.

(I wrote this on Mastodon, but exceeded the character count limit...)