Coming back to Mastodon after a long hiatus. Let's see if I can turn this into something that works for me

watching my son try to decide which instance to join made me realise that we need a way to preview instances local/federated streams. So I made one:

Some of the most interesting conversations about the tension between freedom of speech and civility are happening right now, right here, on Mastodon.

Thank you federation, you are a great catalyst.

Anyone know what the significance of the mastodon is? I mean, why a mastodon?

This we made in Leeds won a BCO award last night - rather pleased about that

awesome to see some folks still using this. Am wondering if the latest shitshow redesign inn twitter might drive folks here.

digging back here to see what's up. I still think there is a need for an open alternative to Twitter

My next workshop starts 30 Jan. We may play with this platform and see if it is different, or adds to, Twitter conversations

When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou sayst,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
—John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn

Another simple (but based on deep understanding) instructional design tool from Cathy Moore. I highly recommend Action Mapping

@Gargron you're amazingly dedicated to this platform & running it yourself is bound to throw up teething probs. You're doing great and your openness about process & attention to detail are noticed.. (sending encouragement!)

announcement about the new CC lead in Canada lead me to find this talk on "Open: Designing for Trust" which is VERY good. Not sure if I have the cycles or energy for the blog post this deserves, but Trust is THE issue of our time (all time?)

"He explained to us that he trained for non-violence. In the dark basin of the church, they’d spit at each other, kick each other, and that strengthened them. Without that non-violent action, the humanity on the other side wouldn’t have been able to come out." - Joi Ito MIT Media Lab

"The user's going to pick dancing pigs over security every time."

-- Bruce Schneier

I blog here my sole purpose is to initiate dialog about social organizations/organizing. Here's hoping Mastodon will lead to more conversation... like Twitter used to do

I changed my avatar & I think I broke Mastodon (sorry)

The knowledge gained from our networks is an emergent quality of all our connections. I wonder if this platform, network, community (not yet) will be different from others? My thoughts on adding value:

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