From birdsite 

RT @theikonickay
“Millennials aren’t having children”

The world:
School shootings
Baby formula shortage
Inflation
$7.25 minimum wage
Housing crisis
Poor health care
High mortality rate
Student loan debt
War in Europe
White supremacy
Women’s rights in jeopardy

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From birdsite 

RT @4ngrymars
@Muna_Mire Really good commentary from the screenwriter

From birdsite 

RT @ErinInTheMorn
HUGE! Connecticut is the first state to pass a safe-state law for transgender and abortion refugees from criminalizing states like TX/AL/AR.

Bars summons/subpoenas/compliance with out of stte warrants and allows those charged to sue for damages!

It's long and there's lots here!

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Great news #Fediverse it is Official. The #EU #EuropeanCommission just launched two servers 🚀

Welcome to #EUVoice mastodon and #EUVideo peertube 🎉

So say hi to @EC_Commission@social.network.europa.eu 👋

Love #FOSS with @EC_OSPO 💘

Stay in the loop with @EC_DIGIT

Help make things fundamentally right with @FRA ☀️

Regain balance with @Curia ⚖️

Protect that data with @EDPS 🔐

Let's go global with @CDT 🌐

Get us heard at @ombudsman 📣

Watch and boost from: tube.network.europa.eu/videos/

And explore: social.network.europa.eu/explo

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To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.

#NoMansSky
#Repair
#Compost
#Activism
#Electronica
#Detroit
#Minecraft

Don't forget to boost good posts with hashtags so that searchable posts make it out to more instances!

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To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.

#FolkloreFiction
#PhotoManipulation
#TTRPG
#NorseMythology
#writing
#crafting
#art

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Introduction hashtags 

Trying to take advice to newbies that others have graciously shared by adding some hashtag topics for my bio/content to complete my #introduction.

Hi! I'm a #demisexual #nonbinary #scientist. Topics I tend to talk about include, but are not limited to #gaming #ttrpgs #science #perception #language, #socialjustice, and #gender. I sometimes comment on current events in #politics. I consider myself to be a #leftist. I like #puns, too.

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#introduction I’m Nancy. I run a web directory of indie #knitting and #crochet designers, #yarn and #fiber dyers, pattern #techeditors and accessory shops. In addition to knitting, I like to talk about #accessibility, #inclusion and #neurodiversity. I love #animals and ridiculously cute #stationery.

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Are you looking for people to follow on Mastodon and the Fediverse?

Click below for a directory of hundreds of recommended follows organised into 74 topics:

➡️ mastodon.online/@FediFollows/1

(If a category has several pages of follows, click "show older" at the bottom to see the next page.)

This is just a tiny fraction of accounts on here, but hopefully it will give people's timelines a good start.

Please do share this with anyone you think might benefit, for example people who are new here.

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To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.

#writing
#sff
#knitting
#HistoricalFiction
#crafting
#MedievalHistory
#baking

Don't forget to boost good posts with hashtags so that searchable posts make it out to more instances!

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It looks like jumping instances killed my old post, so I'll do this again:

An #Introduction: I'm an astrophysicist (#Astronomy #Astrophysics #Science) at NASA JPL & Caltech studying #BlackHoles at the dawn of time (with the occasional #SciComm); a fan of being outdoors (#running, #hiking, #camping, #climbing); a #PublicTransit user who dreams of #HighSpeedRail in the USA; an MSU Spartan alum (#GoGreen); and a liberal who just wants a better world, gosh darn it. #Introductions

Hey friends, I'm an enthusiast, a , an amateur , and I go by he/him but it's also complicated, so I'm not fussed about it. Pro turned , I do love to talk and . How doin'?

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Actual #feditip for the new people

No one will get mad at you for muting people or instances that make you uncomfortable, you don't need a reason

I have several instances muted purely because I don't like their vibe or their name

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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 ]

Recent FB internal documents make me wonder - is anyone working on a program to reverse-engineer AI results into human-readable process descriptions? I bet it'd be a good task for AI ...

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From leaked #Facebook internal documents:

- It has no idea how much data it ultimately collects on its users
- Cannot control where all that data goes internally
- Ultimately does not know what happens with it

vice.com/en/article/akvmke/fac

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Plastics recycling has its origins in a "puffery" campaign. In 1973, Exxon researchers told Exxon that there was no feasible way to recycle plastics, and that there likely never would be.

pluralistic.net/2020/09/14/the

Exxon sprang into action! They created a puffery campaign! They invented the little recycling logo, three arrows pointing at each other, telling us that plastic was part of a new, "circular" economy. Oil is made into plastic, plastic is used, plastic is recycled. Everybody wins!

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A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Convention info: https://penguicon.org