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Please boost even if this isn't for you. On Mastodon, favoriting is not like 'liking' on the other site. All it does is it tell the writer you liked it, there is no algorithm.

Trying to reach people and people on Mastodon

Just finished " for Humans", a readable and fun application of behavioural science to problems.

Highly recommended to anyone interested or involved in . Nudges, counterintuitive ideas that work and more!

*Bus routes on the side of buses*
*Information and reassurance for delays*
*Doors that close when advertised (or later) not 2 mins before posted departure time*

Full disclosure
@rorysutherland is an old friend 🙂

@TransportAction @Transport_EU @TransportOnline @transportationalternatives @transenv @TransportLab
@transitmap @transit @transitdiagrams @TransitForMD

This, this, this. EVERY pregnancy is a risk to that person’s life, and no one should be forced to disclose the most personal of personal information in order to try and convince the state that they should be allowed to have full legal autonomy over their bodies. Abortion choice is the pro-life position and we nee to take that term back from the forced-birth activists / religious extremists.

@TonyStark @gwaldby


These hashtags are one of the many ways in which Indigenous peoples have been raising awareness about the epidemic of extreme violence against their women and girls.
Please help us spread awareness
#Anonymous #IndigenousRights

#BlackHistoryMonth #ubuntu

The invention of the ink pen we use today was invented to eliminate the need for an ink bottle by storing ink within a reservoir inside the pen which is fed to the pen’s tip

That pen was invented 183 yrs ago by
𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐦 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐬

A complete Rainbow... photo was taken at around 30k ft above the Earth. On the ground, we usually only see the arc half of the circle.
Credit Photo: Lloyd J Ferraro
More details/photos:

How many people use Mastodon as their only social media site. If not, what other sites do you use?

#Mastodon #Twitter #birdsite #spoutible #post #facebook #tumblr #imgur #instagram

Polite reminder, mastodon users with visual impairments went to a lot of trouble getting people to use the alternative text description facility on image uploads. Spending energy over the past 5 years reminding people in the kindest ways to caption images. Please lets not lose that ethos. There are so many photos without alternative text captions now. It isn't difficult to do, and only takes a little effort to develop the habit. #image #Caption

Leonard Cohen looming large over central #Montreal. Johnny Cash looking over central #Sacramento (not far down the road from Folsom Prison). Some folks don’t like these, but I do, for their role in place-making and urban story-telling.

Plus they address a really big, boring blank wall.

#murals #urbanism #cities #PlaceMaking #art #PublicArt #LeonardCohen #JohnnyCash

results from the world's largest 4-day workweek trial are in: 91% of companies involved will continue with the model. Orgs that are focused on butts in seats and hours clocked, rather than being output-driven, will increasingly find themselves struggling for people and being left behind by competitors.

Some helpful info for people who are newer to Mastodon:
That said, if you're brand new, it really helps to have an actual person talk with you to get you started. I'm always happy to be that person! Just @ me, and we can set aside some time for a call/chat on Discord or a similar service. It is not an imposition; it is why I set this place up. I want people to have the best experience for themselves and what they want to get out of being here. :HeartPride:

I'm going to hashtag posts I make about moderation as the admin with #KindSocialMod
That should enable better discovery for them long-term. I want to be pretty clear about how I'm approaching things.

I never did do a proper #introduction so ...... allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is Wesley.

I live in Dublin, Ireland. I have been a Software Engineer for almost 20 years, more recently as a Eng Manager/Director for the past 5 year or so at #zendesk.

Interested in comedy, food, travel, sport particularly #lufc #mma, politics, education/learning & technology. Tá Gaeilge agam, ach tá sé an-rusty ar fad.

➡️1 in 46 Canadians has COVID this week (h/t @MoriartyLab)

➡️At any time, a proportion of people with COVID will be asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, or have mild symptoms that they've attributed to something else

➡️ - the best mask is an N95


@rob welcome and thanks for the follow! Post an intro message with all those tags and ‘please boost’ at the top and people will help you find your people.❤️

Malcolm X was assassinated 58 years ago today. This remains as one of my favorite pieces of wisdom he shared. And now, they're making it illegal to even claim the knife is there.

"If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there's no progress. If you pull it all the way out that's not progress. Progress is healing the wound that the blow made. And they haven't even pulled the knife out much less heal the wound. They won't even admit the knife is there." — Malcolm X

What I always hear: “We can’t afford to pay our workers $15 an hour.”

What I never hear: “We can’t afford to pay our CEO millions of dollars a year.”

Funny how that works, huh?

The abortion pill, mifepristone is safe and effective , far safer than carrying a child to term, especially in the US where the maternal mortality rate is nearly 20 times higher than in the Netherlands. #AbortionIsHealthcare #ForcedBirthKillsWomen

➡️ Please consider boosting; remember on Mastodon there's no algorithm and 'liking' is only seen by the author

➡️ The best mask is an N95, but all masks work

➡️ Double masking or overmasking

➡️ FAQs are:

❓ Does it make a difference?

❓ Which mask should go on top, the cloth mask or the medical mask?

❓ What about two cloth masks?

❓ Or two medical masks?

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