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"From the perspective of geological time, Earth’s richest biota ever is already well into a sixth mass extinction episode" pnas.org/content/114/30/E6089

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Twitter and the subcultures that developed there were a setup that encouraged, exploited and capitalized on left melancholy. For leftists, Twitter's model of doling out content (often out of context /chronological order and its emphasis on showing content to folks who would not otherwise see it, effectively opening up "closed" conversations to the world) was particularly exploitative of it being much easier for us to fight other leftists than it is to fight capitalism.

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Loving how many old Twitter employees are on here.

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@blaine @symroe It's also early days, right, so some of what we should be doing is setting the norms and practices for the community. It's gardening the culture rather than writing manifestos in stone. That's not a panacea, but the more we all get used to that role, the better we'll be at it.

I really wish the post button didn't say TOOT. Between that and "Secure Scuttlebutt" it's like people building decentralised things want to make life hard on themselves.

Going to give this a try again, since it's basically the original vision I had for Twitter, but with people this time. 😊

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