@creamqueen Yes, It helps a tiny fraction of my audience with autism spectrum disorders who feel really uncomfortable with pictures featuring eye contact (check Wikipedia for more sources/info about it).
By putting a CW, it allows them to prepare themselves for eye contact before clicking.
I wish a better system existed to metadata upfront a post with 'eye contact' and let each profile set their preferences about it. But without that, the workaround is to use the CW + eye contact keyword.
But props to you for assuming the least worst reason for the behavior :-)
While I agree that this seems childish (I'm probably closer to your culture than to @Elfie@bae.st's), maturity seems to be an insufficient perspective: we probably have similar signals that look obvious and important for us while others just roll their eyes at our sensibilities and are shocked or even appalled by our strong reactions.
Steady is a German startup with a somewhat similar business which started operating in public in 2017. According to Wikipedia they were 32 people in total last year (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steady_(Website) ), which is closer to what I expected either company could reasonably employ.
It was about 30k/day until recently, probably currently down because everybody's waiting for the BA.1 and BA.5 adaptations which are supposed to be available AnyDayNow[tm], with various national and EU regulatory bodies taking a different amount of time to put their approval stamp on some slip of paper.
We stopped using the AstraZeneca vaccine sometimes in June 2021 due to concerns about blood clots, and apparently the J&J vaccine (same technology) was pretty much retired about the same time. (see the chart below "Welche Hersteller haben wie viel Impfstoff geliefert?", 'which vendor sent how much vaccine?')
re: Alman-Zeugs: Autos
This is not a place of honor. There aren't even any esteemed deeds commemorated here or anything of value. This place is best shunned. Would not recommend. ★☆☆☆☆
Und klar, das Angebot muss wieder besser werden, dafür brauchts mehr Fahrten. Die Altersstruktur bei den Mitarbeitern ist aber wohl weniger rosig... Mal schauen, ob Wiesbaden demnächst aus der Not heraus Vorreiter beim großflächigen Einsatz autonomer Busse wird ;-)
But since you're downloading the data, you could take a look ;-)
re: Politik, 9-Euro-Ticket
Aber dennoch: Diese Brücke ist praktisch nur für Kraftfahrer nutzbar (nicht ganz: für Lebensmüde gibt es auch einen Fußweg). Ich bin keiner und bezahle sie mit, wie jeder andere in Deutschland auch - also "von der Allgemeinheit getragen".
Aber dann Geschiss wegen subventioniertem ÖPNV machen.