Towards a more focus local timelines, I'm shifting to as my primary Mastodon instance.

This reflects learning about how a federated network works. My initial presumption was that "bigger is better" with the most popular instances. Since everyone is the network is accessible, choosing a smaller Mastodon instance reduces noise.

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Yang Kaili, a 21yo Chinese live streamer had 44 million followers on one social media platform in #China. Did a playful rendition of Chinese National Anthem. #censorship

Result: Arrested, 5 days detention, banned from her social media platform, all her videos removed, social credit score damaged. Her livelihood is gone. Who has not done dumb moves?

If you live in China be very careful about your politics. Repercussions are severe. You should know this.

Sorting through The Federation (diaspora protocol), The Fediverse (OStatus protocol) and The ActivityWeb (ActivityPub protocol).

"A quick guide to The Free Network" | Sean Tilley | Sep. 23, 2017 at

@dubst3pp4 I hadn't looked at Pharo, and was on Smalltalk briefly at the dawn of object orientation. Thanks for the pointer.

Design with Dialogue: Journeys to Systems Change session led by @redesign, sketched by @playthink @dwdTO. Prereading based on report on @si_exchange meeting at Wasan Island in June. (Lambert Lounge, OCADU, McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario) 20181010

@juliank I tend to use Wordpress blogs (e.g. , ) and then syndicate with a summary and a link to Twitter and Google+. I'll now use Mastodon, more.

Looking at blog software, if I was starting from scratch, I might consider Ghost (and node.js) over Wordpress (on PHP), but it's not worth my effort to switch, now.

Cross-domain connections on Mastodon work well, as I had sent @antlerboy a link to , and his profile is at (from his having joined April 2017, as well). We'll see if more people come over.

On LinkedIn, I've tried to mention @bnys , but getting internal links to work with someone three-removed from me isn't working out too well.

"The federated web (Mastodon, Diaspora) and the systems thinking community" | David Ing | Oct. 10, 2018 at

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Found an August 2018 article by @bnys that says, "Even though there’s a tool (at to help you find your Twitter friends on Mastodon, there aren't too many so far. My carefully curated list of follows on Twitter had to be thrown out too.
That only turned up a few hits for me, but is still worth trying.

Breadth with depth in courses MOOCs free on the Internet. Discovered curriculum while reading on Sustainable Development Goals paper and presentation.

Should an open (public) online discussion group espousing systems thinking be governed through (i) an open (public) group, or (ii) a private (closed or secret) discussion group?

More at "Open Systems Thinking, Online Discussion, Governance" | Sept. 2, 2018 at

@kmckaig @arnepedia
I had created a multi-boot partitioning scheme for Kubuntu, Ubuntu and Deepin Linux.

After experience, I reduced the size of the Ubuntu and Deepin partitions, and installed Manjaro as the fourth partition.

I'm now using Manjaro KDE as my primary desktop. Upgrading the Debian-based distro Grub leads to kernel panic, that is resolved by restoring Manjaro Grub

@ming "Finding users on other servers" isn't obvious.

I saw your post on Diaspora, which led me to think that you might be here, too.

Master’s course in at the UToronto School of Information, focused on methods (with theory mostly a deferred concern).

A reflection of course appears as “Eight infographics on Systems Methods (UToronto iSchool 2018)” at .

The course content is available as open access at . Linux in the Park GTALUG potluck BBQ, diverse group sharing the common language of technology @hacklab

Photo on Flickr at

In Canada, "once acquired, citizenship is a right".
> “And because it is a right, you have to respect procedure fairness before revoking citizenship” [Montreal lawyer] Valaï said.
> ... the Conservative government liked to say that obtaining Canadian citizenship is a privilege, not a right. However, the ruling in May said that once acquired, citizenship is a right.
"Federal Court voids Canadian citizenship revocation for 312 people" | Tu Thanh Ha | July 12, 2017 | at Photo of July meeting of Lightning Talks at . My first time there, I enjoyed the group.

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