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This entry just won NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest. Amazing technique and voice from Naia Izumi. youtu.be/nk8HEO_60ms

Excited to share this new blog post on my research: blog.communitydata.cc/revisiti

The pool of active contributors to Wikipedia started declining in 2007. Researchers blamed a calcifying bureaucracy and hostility to newcomers. Are these problems in other wiki communities too? Could there be a deeper reason why these dynamics emerge?

I replicated Halfaker et al 2013's analysis of 'The rise and decline.' The dynamics observed in Wikipedia appear to reoccur again and again in many wiki communities.

So I came across some code that apparently hasn't been reviewed in awhile.

Facebook is "a useful tool when it is stripped of its power. However, when it is larded with my personal details it is a weapon and a liability."

techcrunch.com/2018/03/19/dele

Hello Mastodon, Openwords is an open source language learning webapp. We are in beta, and our Github page is available.

We're looking for partnering universities and instructors to collaboratively build lessons with our team.

Openwords is open source. We are committed to diverse open educational resources.

Openwords.com

Our code:
github.com/Openwords/Openwords

Openwords is a social enterprise that is not legally obligated to pursue profit maximization for shareholders.

Much like Scott McCloud's work on comics, these amazing animated gif "tutorials" explain the medium of via that medium. patreon.com/saint11
mastodon.social/media/mt9gRdFv

@rustyk5 What was the navelgazing section of k5 called? Was it just "meta"?

So I have to select all the languages I don't understand to filter them from my feed? Wouldn't opting in to specific languages be an easier filtering UI?

"There is a strengthening movement of game designers and developers working to portray Indigenous storytelling, teachings and ways of knowing for their own people and the wider world." medium.com/r12n/video-games-en

Just set up my personal Mastodon at mastodon.ar.al

Follow me there:

mastodon.ar.al/users/aral/remo

You can mention me there using @aral

When/if you can, I would highly urge you to set up your own Mastodon instance. Currently requires tech knowledge/isn’t seamless (and getting it there will be a big challenge) but this is a great start and a very good step in the right direction.

Lots of love to @eugen and the dev team :)

If I ever make it back to the Berenstein timeline, I wonder if I'll remember my time here.

Speech and technology on a shoestring | Scottish provides a model for small-team, high impact strategies for of few speakers

medium.com/r12n/speech-and-lan