Hello Mastodonners! The org I co-run, New_ Public, is organizing a learning session for folks new to Mastodon and the fediverse this coming Tuesday at 12pm ET. We'll be joined by the brilliant @cfiesler @wilf and @jeffjarvis -- and you are welcome too.

Noobs (like me) who want to learn and long-timers are all welcome. Sign up here, and boost if you're willing to help find other interested folks. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvc--uqzIrGd3viRbTltC0dXmDkaidAJc-?_x_zm_rtaid=we6EIiy7SVC4ko6U7Unicw.1668089335856.e548e65efba05ec79cde9656bf3f20a1&_x_zm_rhtaid=249

I just need to say that I REALLY enjoyed this conversation Sean Illing had with Douglas Rushkoff. Laugh-out-loud funny.

Also: clarifying.

Also: horrifying.



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