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My . My name is Kin Lane. I am Chief Evangelist at , and I have been writing and telling stories as the Evangelist since 2010. I study the intersection of , , , , and how are used to manipulate or empower us—sharing what I see from across this landscape we are perpetually building for ourselves.

I am writing a story on the Twitter API, and I am curious how others see it, and wanted to solicit some quotes for my story. If you are interested --- Why was the Twitter API Important? Or if you feel, why was it not i mportant?

I have spent considerable time cleaning up my Gmail and Google docs because I am getting the big red warning about storage. I've used their data management tools and various interfaces. It is clear they don't want me to clean up my date -- just upgrade. They make it real hard, and every turn -- you should just upgrade.

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The next time you use any navigation device, software or Google Maps thank Dr. Gladys West. Her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of Earth, and her work on the development of the satellite models that were eventually incorporated into  the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. #BlackMastodon #BlackHistoryMonth

I really hate when people limit pagination on blogs. On the Twitter blog I can only paginate back to 2015, then it stops.

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Every hashtag on every post on every platform should ALWAYS be pascal case (a.k.a. camel case). I made this to illustrate how screenreaders read hashtags depending on whether they are lowercase or pascal case.

It’s a small thing that all of us can do to build a more inclusive, accessible internet for all. Please take the time to use pascal case.

#Accessibility #WebAccessibility #Usability #Readability #Hashtags #SocialNetworking #Blogging #UX

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#Netflix has unveiled the details of its new anti-#PasswordSharing policy, detailing a suite of complex gymnastics that customers will be expected to undergo if their living arrangements trigger Netflix's automated enforcement mechanisms:

If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:


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Not going to lie, Twitter killing off free API access hits me in the feels. I remember with great affection the flood of creativity that happened after we opened up the API, and it's heartbreaking to see that unceremoniously strangled.

I'm relieved that we've got better alternatives, though. While this is perhaps the final straw for many bots on Twitter, it's been a long time coming and the API has long been hobbled compared to the early days. Open protocols or bust. ✊

This will be the only thing you ever see me cross post from that other site. Only because it has broken my heart. This was the most important API out there. I love and hated it.

Whenever you use an acronym you are saving your time and taking it from others. - @zdne

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Thousands of archivists and librarians over here gesticulating *yes, finally, we've been saying this for a decade+*

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Company Carbon API - Bend makes CO2e emissions data programmable and queryable. Track companies as they cut carbon, and measure your supply chain footprint. -

Anytime I see a food product labeled "Paleo" I imagine neanderthals having eaten it. I saw Paleo Waffles today.

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"Since we began arriving in the “New World” in the late-1500’s, our families have dispersed across the United States...

Over the past 15+ years, ManyRoads (my website) has collected a rather extensive library of digital texts. We currently hold more than 150GB of materials in some 15,000 texts, maps, etc."

All are Free...

#books #genealogy #history

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Buffer has added support for Mastodon, allowing you to schedule posts for later.

This is something I will definitely be taking advantage of when managing the various MacStories accounts, and I expect we'll see similar functionality from Buffer's competitors soon.

Details on @macstories:

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@jeff @kin For me relays just filled up my disk/DB with things I wasn't too interested in. Plus many of them no longer work. I've been trying to come up with ways to handle discoverability, my latest one is fediverse-explorer.stefanbohac, if you're interested.

Ideally I'd find a way to integrate this with Mastodon more directly, maybe some sort of a tag-based relay, as someone on here suggested.

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I got my personal instance up, and I'm curious–if you run one, did you add any relays to it? If so, which ones and what hoops did you jump through? Thanks!

/cc @kin

Becoming Kin - An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future

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Amazing trees trying to grow in small Crack in granite.

Source, Unique Trees

Two tenacious cedar trees truly living on the edge, atop Nevada Falls June 2022. In Yosemite National Park, California USA

#trees #growth

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