I'm going to be a guest artist at this free writing workshop hosted by my friends, Hedy and Vatsalaa, and I would love for you to attend.

TOPIC: What if society valued and celebrated sex and gender diversity?

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 5:30PM to 7 PM CST

Visit the Great River Regional Website or the link below to register and receive the event Zoom link.griver.org/event/saint-cloud/w

This is both amazing and terrible

pro tip from the article: do not make plagiarizing part of your process and tell yourself you'll unplagiarize in edits

D:

RT @plagiarismtoday@twitter.com

News broke this morning that upcoming author Jumi Bello plagiarized from Plagiarism Today when drafting a plagiarism explainer essay.

plagiarismtoday.com/2022/05/09

#plagiarism #jumibello

🐦🔗: twitter.com/plagiarismtoday/st

Bigots confusing pedophilia with gender and sex diversity at schools. 

Frustrated pal call:

“2nd grade sex ed class is too explicit. Rather than just telling kids how to prevent bad touch, they show explicit videos of cartoon kids getting molested. This is very traumatizing to my daughter. When I vent to my friends about it they say, ‘We need to get the homosexual/transgender agenda out of the classroom to prevent pedophilia.’ WTF? What does that have to do with counterproductive anti-pedo vids?”

auf twitter drüben diskutieren gerade leute denen ich nicht folge wild unter einem bereits gelöschten tweet von mir und hier haben wir einfach nur ne gute zeit

Potentially swear-ish/offensive language 

Words that should exist:

- Memeslutshaming: The reaction some people have when folks post too many darn memes and GIFs. Sometimes one meme too many can result in memeslutshaming.

- Twitterfrication (not to be confused with Twitterfication): When you can no longer reside in Twitter because Elon Musk made it too expensive to live there.

- WootToot: That feeling you get when you toot for the first time, or get super excited over a toot.

For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like masto.host or federation.spacebear.ee

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

Hello! If you are a person and will miss on , they now have a server on Discord, so you don't get icky birdsite algorithm stuff: discord.gg/Vw7x5dM7

Yes, and we are telling folks to get on Masto too.

So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

They say personal data is the new oil 🛢️

Let's do a cost comparison. As of today, a barrel of crude oil costs $98.54. Elon Musk values your personal data at $110.97.

Yet, the problem with this comparison is that life is not a commodity.

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YAY! Another friend came here from Twitter. Come forth and Fediverse with me!

Fun conversations:

Unkind Person: If a man can say he's a woman, then I guess I can say that my gender is a "helicopter."

Me: Dude, that's nice that you have a xenogender! So, are you a 'helicopter' as in subcategory of aesthetegender or do you mean it in a more neurogender sort of way? It's so cool to meet people who know that gender isn't just about sex.

UP: *Blinks eyes.* Uh?

Me: Oh! That was rude of me. Your gender; your business. It's not your job to educate.

UP: *Slowly backs away*

Hi, I'm Vas, owner of Velvet Rasputin LLC, a comics-oriented multidisciplinary arts firm in Rice, MN. Less than a month after taking an 11 month hiatus from Twitter, I decided to make my Twittercation permanent. So, here I am on Mastodon. I better customize my profile, huh! 😜

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