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Can I get some help?

I tried making my first Omeka site, documenting sites of anti-Asian housing discrimination in Berkeley, California.

I'd love any suggestions or early feedback — technical, spelling, unclear text, etc. Thank you!


#Omeka #AsianAmerican #housing #glam

I am once again asking you to make use of the filter, mute and block features of Mastodon for the trivial crap that amounts to “I don’t like this person” and only report actionable bad behaviour to your instances moderators (and by extension the moderators of the instance the user is on, if it’s not the same as yours).

#InfosecExchangeAdmin #MastodonTips #Moderation

re: Qoto drama 

If you can't really tell anymore, it wasn't really funny. ;)

@mathlover @bara @Gargron @stux @peterdrake @QOTO

"Sudden death" is another BIG LIE from the anti-vax brigade. Scientists and doctors around the world have confirmed repeatedly the astronomically low risks from vaccines that save millions of lives. What has been shown is that #covid19 can cause cardiac and CNS issues and death.

The #Fediverse (#ActivityPub) has surpassed 7 million users!

For the first time, all #SocialMedia that are connected by ActivityPub are at 7,252,751 users (4.1m active six months, 2.7m monthly active). Thanks to #Mastodon 6.3m users, #PeerTube 389k, #Pixelfed 122k , #Pleroma 97k, #WriteFreely 62k #Lemmy 39k, #Plume 25k, #Friendica 19k, #Mobilizon 14k and many more.

#Fedigrowth #Misskey #Funkwhale #Hubzilla #hometown #Wordpress #bookwyrm #Socialhome

The Fediverse is the biggest communications revolution in a generation.

I know, sounds like hype.

Many tech revolutions have been promised and haven't arrived.

Where's my 3D-printed house? My self-driving car? My AR glasses?

Compared to those things, the Fediverse looks less grandiose.

So am I sure about this Fediverse revolution? So far, this just looks like Twitter.

Yes, I'm sure.

The Fediverse fixes one of the Internet's biggest pain points. Let me explain. 🧵

This is why, when I called it a bullshit generating machine, I was using the term bullshit in its technical sense. Philosopher Harry Frankfurt explained, in On Bullshit, that bullshit is speech intended to be persuasive without concern for the truth. For Frankfurt, the difference between a liar and a bullshitter Is this a liar knows the truth and is trying to lead you elsewhere where is the bullshitter either doesn’t know or doesn’t care wants to sound like they know what they’re talking about.

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Start of new waves in South Korea and Japan, having sustained recent BA.5 waves and this variant still accounts for most new cases
The pandemic isn't over

World has already moved on from Pakistan being one third underwater

Mastodon: What you need to know for your security and privacy

If you’re leaving Twitter for Mastodon, here are some things you should know.

Please reblog/boost if you think this would help folks you know who are new to Mastodon. (Likes are appreciated, but won't help spread the advice)

Twitter is “kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi kadabddi” while Mastodon is “marco…” “…polo”

Never forget, a 13-year study of a dozen cities found that protected bike-lanes led to a drastic decline in fatalities for ALL ROAD USERS. And painted bike-lanes? No safety improvement at all. As for sharrows, it’s safer to NOT have them. Via #StreetsblogUSA, read their article. #bikelanes #bikes #cities #transportation #mobility #sharrows #infrastructure #urbanplanning

Are you new to Mastodon?

Do you need some help? A simple guide to how Mastodon works?

Check out my website, it answers lots and lots of questions you might have:


It's written in non-technical language, and aimed at a general audience. If you're new here and feeling a bit lost, this is the site for you!

(There are also tips for advanced users in a separate section of the site.)

If you can't find the answers you want from the site, @ or message me 🙂

This Lancet paper published this year reports almost 5 million deaths associated with bacterial #AMR in 2019, including over 1.2 million deaths attributable to bacterial AMR. These data provide key context on the burden of AMR (the burden is at least as large as that of HIV & malaria).

Another design consideration re: Mastodon is that it works well for ephemeral asynchronous communications, but for many reasons should not be counted on as an archival resource. Media attachments are periodically purged and may not be available after a week, or a month, etc. While some servers may try to preserve content forever, this may be costly and unsustainable. Creators, researchers should treat this as an ephemeral resource and make provisions for self-archiving anything important.

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