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4 Jun 1989 the Chinese army began to crush the uprising and 7-week long occupation of Tiananmen Square. Hundreds of students and workers around the country were killed before the rebellion was repressed over the next 2 days

Even the is a type of . We can be ourselves here in a way we might not be in real life. We can reach across instances, join different conversations worlds away. Even have multiple personas if we want. We can spin stories, participate in adventures. We curate our experience in a way that’s not possible (or difficult at best) with places like the bird site. We are the shapers rather than the shaped. That is agency. It’s also , a good time to celebrate agency.

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The seems like a new thing. Suddenly, everyone is thinking about online presence and how it’ll be all 3D and cool and like real life. Some of us grew up escaping real life by going to early text-based metaverses, like MUDs and BBSes. We don’t want to be in a metaverse that reminds us of our day to day life. Give me a good, solid narrative over crappy graphics any day.

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


In "Graceful Degradation of Infrastructure," I explore how to make power, water, and food distribution more resilient in the face of coming challenges. #GracefulDegradation #Sustainability #Infrastructure

I took the Bartle test of gamer psychology ( and ended up ESAK - 93% explorer, 53% socializer, 47% achiever, 7% killer -- no wonder I don't like pvp games and enjoy group pve.

Quick there's still time..

Grab the opportunity to do the on her 14th birthday 🎆 🎇

Learn more about our fabulous online space, and share your results:

Kudos to @lightone and @minoru for bringing us this nice gift 🎂

Please boost the toot I linked above, so that as many people as possible can join the fun.

I've been finding chicks relaxing to watch. Warning though that sometimes the parents bring back food. This feed is from Manchester, NH.

I am very thankful that I found . I've been eyeing the for a few years but never found the right vibe. It's not just the right software that matters. The community around the software and the community that that community fosters are critical. Even if I think is better than for something like this, I'm still happy with my choice so far. Thanks @Gargron and everyone else making this possible.

I totally missed the this year ( Only by a day. I was thinking about it earlier this week and should have looked it up. It’s been a while since I participated since I haven’t really been active in the field except for DHSI (, where I teach a couple of workshops. In the spirit of the day, I spent today reviewing my workbook on agile project management in humanities research.

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