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Is here anybody studying Korean? Talk to me in Korean is pretty good.

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Currently two accounts. One European Languages, one Europeanichts.

The rest burned to ashes or deleted.

How effective is paid advertising anyway?

Scott Cunningham, on the selection bias in paid clicks:

[..] there was a nearly one-to-one increase in natural clicks [..] as though users were already going [..]

Reminds me of 2020, when in the Netherlands the NPO (national broadcasting service, akin to BBC), removed third-party tracking and actually increased their revenue in doing so:

#google #facebook #ebay #AdTech

Haven’t been up here lately because the deadlines chevauchés were killing me

Let’s see if I can finish the dw German course Nicos Weg this summer


Can anyone recommend a good article on Alt Text writing for artists?

Ideally, one that is written by someone who uses a screen reader.

"Be careful with that thing, it's a confidential coffee maker"

A cute tale from the early days of OS/2 development and the clash of cultures between Microsoft and IBM:

Please help your favourite open source project in any way you can.

Write or fix documentation, fix code, open issues - do whatever you can to assist. Get in touch with the developers and ask what they need.

In all likelihood, the project is being maintained by a tiny group of people who cannot bear the burden alone. And once they burn out, so does your favourite project.

Get involved!


Οὐ δύναμαι τὴν ἱερογλυφικὴν γραφὴν ἀναγνῶναι!


Graffiti left by ancient Greek tourists in the even older Egyptian Tomb of Ramses V.

Scribblings include:
"I visited and did not like anything but the sarcophagus!" and "I cannot read the hieroglyphs."



Friends, an easy step toward democratization of the economy is moving your money to a credit union. So let's say July 14th is Fediverse Move your Money Day!

In Japan this has been an important part of the fossil fuels divestment campaign by When you choose a credit union, ask them about their investments (you'll probably be the first one to ask).

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Hello! I am a scientist and parent looking to chat with folks about the future — the scary parts and also the hopeful parts. I'm interested in #permacomputing, the small internet, and doing more with less. I've been writing at and more recently sharing stuff at #introductions

Website where you can listen to local vernacular stories from around China.

Cried my shit out so many times while watching « one of us »

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Polyglot City is the right instance for you, if you're interested in linguistics, languages, language learning and translating, or if you are multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines. And of course you're free to talk about anything else besides languages, too. Make this your personal home!