If there is one story you have to read today, let this be it. How negligence and apathy for human life has killed one more person.
Absolutely heartbreaking story of Arunkumar, the manual scavenging worker who was killed while cleaning a septic tank in Express Avenue Mall. His brother Ranjithkumar narrates what happened.
Hello Academic Tooters (#AcaTooters), as promised, this is my first thread for desi academics (thought not limited to) who want to connect with each other in this new space, and create a virtual support system. Please introduce yourself under here with your name, field, area of research, geographical location (optional). Once we have the thread going, I'll create a list.
Will be also holding future threads on conference, publishing, writing, and other #AcaWoes you can think of.
Boost and tag!
I run a free newsletter called Caferati Listings, which shares writing jobs, assignments, calls for entries and submissions and the like; basically, opportunities for writers. It has just over 1600 subscribers.
After a good run, I kind of stopped sending it for five years, but restarted it earlier this year. You can see the archives at http://groups.google.com/group/Caferati-Listings
If you have opportunities for writers you'd like to share, tell me.
(Boosts much appreciated. Thank you.)
Growing up as a lonely, bullied kid in the 90s, I found solace in books, computers, and later, the online world. In my quest to find belonging, never quite fulfilled, I've been involved with various communities over the year. A biography in toots:
If larger country oppresses a smaller country,I’ll stand with smaller country
If smaller country has Majoritarian Religion which oppresses minority religions,I’ll stand with Minority religion
If minority religion has caste & one caste oppresses another caste,I’ll stand with caste being oppressed
In oppressed caste if an employer oppresses his employee,I’ll stand with employee
If employee goes Home & oppresses his wife,I’ll stand with that woman
Overall oppression is my enemy
When we did direct sales @medianama , we always pitched brand affinity (as a vertical with a unique target audience set), trying to distinguish ourselves from commodity advertising that was/is Google. Unfortunately, math men/women have taken over and their only method of comparison tends to be commodity metrics.
Why I heart http://Mastodon.social: Our moderator has just informed us that he is aware that the Ayodhya verdict is expected today and that Islamophobia will not be tolerated.
An “anti-establishment” tweet, a blocked account, a trending hashtag — the perfect recipe for a movement — that of Indians leaving Twitter for Mastodon.
I Toot, You Tweet.
Unlike previous exodus, the reason behind it will repeat as the centralized platforms will hurt #freespeech again. Also many people are realizing their voice aren't heard as they don't provide a #democratic system. Wish this movement will have after waves that can bring more to #mastodon, so that the peer pull won't be an issue for migration.
3.I am sad I am not young enough to be in college & that I am not teaching.If I was,I would be setting up Mastodon instances for every college. College kids would be admins.
4. Influencers would have their own instance.They get to decide the ad rates with no cut to platforms.
5. Media houses would have their own instances. After all they manage their own website and wordpress etc. This will be another thing in their stack.
You get the gist.This has the potential to disrupt if done right.
CIO of Ozonetel Systems
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