Oh yeah, and don't join http://mastodon.social :)
It's easy to switch instances if you don't like where you've landed, but I definitely encourage you to avoid centralizing on the decentralized network!!! Go where your friends are
Looking for a new challenge.
I am really good at:
Hoping to bypass the HR filter. If you are #recruiting at a humane company that respects & values employees, please reach out!
(++ to anyone who picks up on my good/excessive hashtag usage)
An Elon-led Twitter will lead to its ruin and the poisoning of public discourse. Elon is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with the American system.
Hi Mastodon! Good to meet you.
I'm Adam Lee. I'm a columnist for OnlySky Media, a new site by and for America's rising nonreligious population.
Almost one-third of Americans are secular, and our numbers are growing year by year. As a group, nonbelievers are overwhelmingly progressive. But because we aren't organized like churches are, our perspective is often overlooked. OnlySky exists to give this community a voice. If this aligns with your philosophy, I hope you'll join us there!
On OnlySky, I write about the benefits of a humanist life and the harms of religious fundamentalism. I also discuss secular morality, cool science and other geeky stuff, hopeful news on climate change, and the revolutionary power of optimism. I've also written books, most recently "Commonwealth: A Novel of Utopia," about a secret conspiracy to save the world from the ravages of unchecked capitalism. Free to read!
If the 'fiat monetary network' fails neither BTC nor gold will do shit for you. https://twitter.com/LukeGromen/status/1519087111927910401
On the difference between Mastodon and Fediverse!
Mastodon is an open source social media platform that anyone can install and run on their own server to host their own communities like .art.
Fediverse is a contraction of Federated Universe. This is used as a catch-all term to include sites running software that can federate (communicate). They usually all run a thing called ActivityPub, which is the magic that lets them talk to each other.
Whereas Mastodon is a social media / microblogging platform, there are other federated sites that offer different uses.
All of these, including Masto, can talk to each other - so you can create an account on a Bookwyrm instance to keep track of your reading, and people on Masto can follow it! 🤯
Everybody knows crypto is a Ponzi. But that won't cause prices to collapse completely until people think other people also think it's a scam. This is the most bizarre episode of "common knowledge" we've ever seen.
Great 🧵 on recent findings on hepatitis outbreaks in children and the possible links to COVID
Just a bit of reflection on the reporting of fulminant hepatitis in the UK- both in the media, and the recent UKHSA report. I think we need a critical analysis of some of the rhetoric that has been floated around this. Some of the reporting on this seems quite biased. 🧵
The "I don't care about the attempted coup of our country" and "hahaha Twitter is finally gonna be a free speech zone" Venn diagram is a perfect circle.
Mastodon DMs (Direct Messages) are not stored in a end-to-end encrypted fashion so if you need to have a conversation where you need to ensure a higher level of security, please move the conversation to an actual end-to-end messaging system like Signal.
Also a lot of folks with their Mastodon handler in the Bird App bios...
After Musk's Twitter takeover, an open-source alternative Mastoson is 'exploding' https://www.engadget.com/twitter-alternative-mastodon-open-source-021001965.html via @engadget
We're observing an influx of approx. 41,287 users to the #Mastodon network today
the funny part is just a year ago Jerry West loudly complained about a lack of front office access and I got the impression the Lakers couldn't rid themselves of his shadow fast enough
Now Lakers fans are up in arms because a TeeVee show was insufficiently worshipful?
Jerry West is ready to take his issues with Winning Time “all the way to the Supreme Court” https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-04-26/jerry-west-supreme-court-hbo-winning-time-showtime-lakers
Checking things out. Trying to be a little better every day.
Anti-racist anti-fascist anti-authoritarian
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