@freemo Then I really recommend you to listen the podcast first, there he explains what he thinks is wrong with modern day nihilism :-) I haven't read the book yet, only listened to the podcast. But he is a teacher at my university and I know him as a great philospher / ethicist / teacher!

This, or rather people just willing to lead there 'nice and chill' family life without worrying about a changing world, is indeed worth worrying about! ;-)

You might be interested in Nolen Gertz's new book on Nihilism: bol.com/nl/p/nihilism/92000001 .
There is also a great recent podcast where he is interviewed about the subject: open.spotify.com/episode/6dcus

@aral @Mastodon

For me, the most imporant thing here is that every instance's rules and guidelines are created in cooperation with the community active on that instance. Like in the real world, where social cohesion is the highest indicator of a safe neighbourhood, this process of creating and discussing rules together will make people pay more attention to the rules, and already to diminishing harassment.

An amazing about food. What kind of foods are unhealthy, and what kind of foods have a big environmental impact?

From the paper: "Multiple health and environmental impacts of foods" by Michael A Clark, Marco Springmann, Jason Hill, and David Tilman (pnas.org/content/116/46/23357)

@Unitx0 Yes, this is definitely a big problem. For a better informed discussion on water management, our water professor Arjen Hoekstra has invented the concept of a water footprint. You can read about his work, or find more information on the website of the Water Footprint Network. waterfootprint.org

@Ca_Gi And of course you can also share the people you follow, to share their interesting content with your own followers :)
Some people make this a habit on

For example:

@freemo , interesting posts, admin of qoto.org
@djoerd , friend, founder of mastodon.utwente.nl and now professor in Nijmegen

For water drinking reminders: @suika
For some relief between all the seriousness:

@Lord_VoldeMaut Not surprised, but this is exactly what's
wrong with a central authority deciding what millions of people see and don't see when they go online right? It's about censorship, and imposing values.

Een goeie video over alle grensmuren in de wereld. Want dat worden er blijkbaar steeds meer! Ook tussen Oostenrijk en SloveniΓ«, Marokko en MauretaniΓ«, en India en Bangladesh.


Met daarbij een interessant artikel van de Correspondent:

I hope there will be English subtitles soon, as well as an English article on thecorrespondent.com :)

@abbenm Academics, like from my own university, but also idf.social, scholar.social, and Qoto from @freemo? And of course the huge amount of obstacle runners on my hugely succesful instance over on ocr.social :')

@imMAK02 @Deepsealioness @dearthofsid @KavitaKrishnan @sanjayuvacha @jamewils The main question then will be, what are you 'fighting'? Is it just the people, or is it also about how the system works? I have joined Mastodon, or the fediverse as a whole, for the main reason than that I strongly believe in the future of social media being transparent, interoperable and decentralised.

Why have others switched?

@guneetnarula Interesting point. So if we compare social networks to websites and emails, what would be the difference? I can also create websites and email addresses to impersonate someone.

Wonderful to see so many people join the fediverse from . Welcome to the future of interoperable and decentralised social networks :)


I hope that this will also lead to more 'general public' switching, because I think that's the one reason why the fediverse is not as decentralised as it could (and should) be.

So think about what kind of rules you want to abide to, then join a corresponding instance, or create one with others!

Greetings from Twente, the Netherlands :)

En één dag eerder, 3 november 1933, werd de ingenieur Hanso Idzerda gefusilleerd, omdat hij nieuwsgierig was naar de technologie van raketten die vlak bij zijn huis waren ingeslagen. Hanso verzorgde in 1919 de eerste publieke radio-uitzending van Nederland.


De 75 jaar terug pagina's van de NOS zijn erg interessant om terug te kijken, maar het komt pas dichtbij als het ineens over een dorp gaat waar je regelmatig komt. Zo las ik net een verhaal over een bombardement op Dinteloord (Noord-Brabant). 50 doden. En het waren bommenwerpers van de geallieerden..


Wat een prachtige aflevering toch weer van Zondag Met Lubach!

Dit vond ik één van de leukste uitzendingen tot nu toe!

Terug te kijken op vpro.nl/zml

There is a moment when enough 'awareness' is spread, and the aware people start tackling the actual problems. This is such a moment.

To all the people working on the Ocean Cleanup Project: amazing work! I really hope your Interceptors will close the tap, and make sure that plastic from rivers never reach our oceans! Keep up the good work!

Here is the link to the announcement, including the livestream of a few hours ago:


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