Maybe some “failures” of Mastodon, etc, are less about critical mass or Twitter features, more about people like me realizing that “Twitter Bad” is just a subset of “I don’t need social media” Yes, I know I’m posting this on social media.

I was just informed it is Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee. Are we supposed to feign interest in a monarchy—by definition composed mostly of people of no particular merit—that has long had no purpose and should be dissolved posthaste?

Help! Think back to beginner’s mind: what do you consider the best one or two items, readings, or site to help someone new understand the idea and ethos of open education/open teaching and learning?

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RT @AlexCox
I got to be on one of my favorite podcasts, @ovrtrd, and ranted a bit about mental illness with three people who are too cool for this world. overtiredpod.com/ep/284/

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i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

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@fncll At a technical level, a lot of it makes a lot of sense. A simple example: content addressability. Elements of this are already in use - at the core of GitHub, in content distribution networks, etc. But individual browsers still locate content by address, instead of content. So we're always looking at 404s, or retrieving content from around the world. In web3 this is addressed; the user only notices that the URLs look funny (until we get a naming system). Web3 is full of stuff like this.

It’s not that the feelings collectively called “depression”…: fncll.org/?p=568

Excellent puzzle in the Inkubator 100 Audacious Puzzles book, @mersiamnot! Fun theme, smooth fill! → publishing.andrewsmcmeel.com/b

I have a practically debilitating thing for Nicola Walker…and it only increases as every year passes

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I had no idea you could build this type of quiz using Gravity Forms in #Wordpress. I also LOL'd at the answer to the final question bavatuesdays.com/form-of-an-aw

Just spent at least 15 seconds (might not sound like a long time, but it is) trying to mouse up out of my laptop screen to my phone’s screen, mounted above. Doesn’t work that way, but wouldn’t it be cool if it did?

Read: On the Internet, We’re Always Famous (Chris Hayes): fncll.org/?p=507

The bummer about the new Doctor Strange film being a blockbuster is that it puts another nail in the coffin containing my hope for a final season of Sherlock.

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

Heck yeah! Looking forward to digging into "Inkubator Crosswords
100 Audacious Puzzles by Women and Nonbinary Creators" this weekend! → publishing.andrewsmcmeel.com/b

🎵 A track from Regina Spektor’s upcoming (late June) album! → reginaspektor.lnk.to/UptheMoun

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