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Settling in here, I'm starting to get a feel for the vibe difference between this and that other place. It's not that there are no jerks here. But the scale is more manageable, and that's everything.

It's like the difference between rolling your eyes at your racist uncle at a holiday dinner and discovering you booked the same hotel that's hosting a Klan rally.

The Auschwitz museum only has 19K followers on #Mastodon. If you are part of the #mastodonmigration can you please give them a follow? Their username is @auschwitzmuseum
#histodon #Auschwitz #WorldWar2
Let's remember them

21 November 1910 | A Czech Jew, Alfred Hirsch, was born in NovΓ½ Hrozenkov.

Registered in #Auschwitz on 11 June 1942.
No. 39292
He perished in the camp on 18 July 1942.

#history #Holocaust #Jews #Czechia #WorldWar2 #ww2 @histodons #histodons

So comical when people on Twitter saying β€œDon’t leaveβ€”We need to fight and win the war.” Dude, you’re just tweeting ffs.

Elinor Ostrom won the Nobel in economics, though she was a political scientist, for her carefully gathered evidence that the "tragedy of the commons" is not inevitable & that communities that successfully govern common resources (water, fisheries, forests, etc) use 8 design principles. I like this brief explanation that specifically mentions #onlinecommunities

Please boost this. If you deactivate/delete your Tw*tter account, your @ handle will be publicly available in 30 days. The chances that you will be impersonated with no recourse is very high! Don’t do it - especially if you had a fairly popular account.

To wipe things, deactivate your account, then go to bird site /login and reactivate it. All of your followers will be gone. Now lock the account and let it rot. @semiphemeral is a great tool for wiping data, including DMs.


I have a request.

Bad actors will soon figure out - if they haven't already - that setting up impersonations of important organizations now will allow them to set off an explosion of chaos and confusion at a time of their choosing.

So if you run an account for an organization (especially #LGBTQ), please set up link verification between your Mastodon account profile and your organization's website.

If not, please boost.

Instructions are here under "Link Verification":

Now when I say "early stage" I of course mean for me (here less than two weeks) and the small community I, my #Bylines pals, and others in our pro-EU community hauled across here!

A massive thanks to those who came before and built the software, network of servers and tone/vibe of this place before my lot arrived!

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I have to admit - I'm surprised by how vibrant this community is at such an early stage.

Tons of chat, tons of re-sharing content, and tons of mutual support.

It makes for a very relaxed and enjoyable Sunday evening. Big love to you all. β™₯️

Some people like to make fun of Elon by calling him Elmo. I think that's unfair - to Elmo.

Ask yourself, what would Elmo do in that situation? He would ask questions. Lots of questions. He would talk to everyone he could before even thinking of saying anything. He would spend his whole day learning about stuff and making friends.

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@auschwitzmuseum makes me sick to pit of my stomach that man can be so evil. But hugely important never to forget. #WorldChildrensDay #Holocaust #Judaism #Jewish

β€œThen the spaceman took over the bird site so we all started tooting at the elephant place.”

β€œOh…ok grandpa. Let’s get you back to bed.”

imagine having to decide which engineers to keep around based on lines of code and choosing to keep the ones who wrote the MOST

20 November 1936 | A Czech Jewish girl, Hana BrockovΓ‘, was born.

She was deported to #Auschwitz from #Theresienstadt ghetto on 28 October 1944. She was murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.

#history #Holocaust #chidren #Terezin #Czechia #WorldWar2

See our online lesson about children at Auschwitz:

#education #elearning

Elon has let Trump & Kanye back on Twitter. 2 men losing money & influence massively.

Besides actionable racism & hate speech, They have little to say.

But tons to incite & target w/ defamation.

Former AG Barr, just said Trump is a criminal.

I'd say misery does like company.

Musk has used "Vox, populi, Vox Dei" to justify reinstating Trump on #Twiiter. But the quote is from a letter from Alcuin to the Emporer Charlemagne urging him to resist such ideas, "Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit." Which translates as "And do not listen to those who keep saying, 'The voice of the people is the voice of God', because the tumult of the crowd is always close to madness."

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