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Just got this warning email from Mastodon asking me not to cross-post tweets, so I'm going to stop cross-posting tweets to Mastodon. (But I'm still going to cross-post toots to Twitter)

Vox suggests that the government can't just release Central American asylum seekers from CBP detention, because they could end up lost and confused on the streets. But I'm not sure that's a good enough reason to keep people detained. vox.com/2019/4/11/18290677/bor

Good thread on various freelance rates paid by Vox Media sites:

RT @IWWFJU@twitter.com

.@voxmediainc@twitter.com is trying to prevent freelancers from sharing their rates, and we won't stand for it. Send us the rates Vox websites have offered you and we'll share them here anonymously: freelancejournalists@iww.org

🐦🔗: twitter.com/IWWFJU/status/1141

Biden stubbornly insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that hard-right nationalist politicians will negotiate in good faith and reach a compromise with him, so I'm not sure Churchill is the best analogy.

RT @alexburnsNYT@twitter.com

"There is a lot of space between Winston Churchill and Abraham Simpson, and a fair reading of his career probably doesn’t place Biden at either pole." politico.com/story/2019/06/20/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/alexburnsNYT/statu

Gravel 2020 is offering referral bonuses. I've never heard of a political campaign doing this before; usually, they just ask directly for donations.

dental receptionist: ok we need to make an appointment for a follow-up cleaning in 3 months

me:

RT @antoniogm@twitter.com

I subconsciously judge how boring you are by how far out you schedule meetings.

Meeting invite for August 24th, 330pm, in June??

What sort of dull, overplanned life do you lead?

I don't even know what continent I'll be on in two months....

🐦🔗: twitter.com/antoniogm/status/1

The degree to which American culture and society obscures the fact that indigenous sovereign nations still exist is so complete that I almost can't imagine this country ever reckoning with its treatment of indigenous peoples. folklife.si.edu/magazine/this-

Unconfirmed report, but for followers in Seattle:

RT @MaryKJacob@twitter.com

No one go near downtown Seattle - friends tell me there is a shooting at Amazon headquarters - employees are getting emergency alert emails.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MaryKJacob/status/

That viral story about Alex Jones sending child porn to Sandy Hook families doesn't actually say that he did that. @lukeoneil47@twitter.com (whose book you should buy) has a good analysis of the problems with the article:

RT @lukeoneil47@twitter.com

Every step of this story is a disaster! The headline makes it seem to a reasonable person that noted scumbag Jones deliberately "sent" assumed to be emailed childporn to the victim families themselves. And many people are taking it that way.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lukeoneil47/status

Pretty wild to see BuzzFeed News actively fighting its own employees who are trying to unionize, though I guess it's not entirely surprising.

RT @oliverdarcy@twitter.com

BuzzFeed CEO @peretti@twitter.com just sent this note out to staff about today's BuzzFeed News walkout: "Since we made our offer on June 4, news staff have refused to accept it, and instead are seeking to impose additional demands that threaten our progress around voluntary recognition."

🐦🔗: twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status

When will there be a Dem presidential candidate for those of us with cats?

RT @ahenning91@twitter.com

Decided to rate Democratic presidential candidates' very organic and not at all forced photos w dogs, for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

First up! Beto's Vanity Fair cover pup. 2/10 because he looks sad, but is also very cute.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ahenning91/status/

Hey @houseparty@twitter.com @jsneedles@twitter.com, what's the average length of a Houseparty videochat session? I imagine it must be quite long, much longer than conventional video calls, since people will freely come and go throughout & the session only ends when everyone has left.

I would expect Epic to (eventually) integrate Houseparty into its Epic Game Store platform, so users can keep chatting with one both while actively playing Epic games and in between games. Could also see Houseparty eventually adding ability for users to stream their sessions.

This is a fascinating acquisition. Houseparty is an app that people use to hang out together on videochat. It's not a game-streaming app like Twitch.

So this is further evidence that Epic sees Fortnite as more of a social space than just a videogame. theverge.com/2019/6/12/1866270

I want to one-up Quibi by creating a video streaming service that's exclusively available on smart watches and only lets you play certain shows when there's a high chance of rain. pastemagazine.com/articles/201

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