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The thought occurs to me: what if we had a "no Xmas tree strike" this year... by my back of the envelop calculation, that'd be a few hundred million carbon sequestering, oxygen belching trees... towards our climate-change-arresting global tree planting goals. Not an inconsequential amount.

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Pixelfed Embed will allow you to easily share your posts on any website.

We're rolling this out to instances tomorrow!

#pixelfed

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It's so beautiful to see masses of people switch to Mastodon / the fediverse. Big hope feels.

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Saw this interesting article on a long haul flight over the weekend... Seems that India's Twitterati are moving to Mastodon. Good on them. Wonder why more western Twitter users haven't moved... (I've deprecated Twitter. I do all new posts on Mastodon)

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This is the sole water fountain in Dublin airport"s int'l departure wing. Having had to empty all drinking vessels to get through security, clearly the airport expects you to buy a new water bottle from the one monopoly water vendor. Greed and #securitytheater are the main reasons air travel is eye-wateringly unsustainable and generally unpleasant.

Whoa. Someone I know quite well at this conference just showed me this heavy duty craft knife... they found at the bottom of their day pack which was also their carry on for multiple int'l flights. It passed undetected through airport security in 3 countries.

@mdyck where did you all get to? A couple of us, including Dr Singer are heading to the Ferryman...

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Given the indelibility of the Internet, a point to ponder: have you or I already made the social media post that will get us "cancelled" or excommunicated or shunned or perhaps even executed for transgressing an as yet unknown set of social mores in our future?

Hello again OERu partners and observers. I think one thing we need to do at is to define what we mean by "open". What is "open"... and what is not.

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Terrific international representation at the partners university, including from Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the US, the UK, the West Indies, Ireland, and of course Canada

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Balancing different needs, respecting different traditions, creative problem solving, sharing power, keeping current, and sustaining our work 😂 A snapshot from the meeting

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The crew at #oeru19 coming to grips with Mastodon, with many taking their first step into the #Fediverse -welcome to our international cast of partner representatives! If you want to use Mastodon from your mobile device, you can install "Tusky" on Android... There are also Mastodon apps on iOS...

I'm also looking forward to taking part in the partner meeting in Dublin, coming up soon!

Hello all. I work for the OER Foundation as the Open Source Technologist (& also the only technologist). It's my job to build and maintain the open source infrastructure supporting the 's efforts to give *everyone* an opportunity to reach their educational potential. That infrastructure includes this Mastodon site - welcome to the Fediverse! If you're not sure what that means: newatlas.com/what-is-the-fediv For other examples: fediverse.party

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Can't wait to get our copyright game on with Mandy from Tohatoha in Dunedin! coep.nz/timetable/event/releas Tertiary Educators - come join us at the national symposium. Register today: oer.nz/coep19

Ok, took a bit longer than expected, but we're back... now coming to you live, from San Francisco!

And apologies, some of you may have had to log back in...

Ok, turns out it's taken longer than expected to transfer our data... going to be taking this down in the next couple minutes to do a final data sync, and then we'll shift over to the new host! This Mastodon will be offline for 5-15 minutes... will aim for the minimum :) See you on the flipside!

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OERu Social - Mastodon

This is the Mastodon instance for educators and learners involved in the OERu. Accounts of users not involved in OERu courses may be removed.