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Normal people: We need everyone to get a vaccine to ensure public safety.

GOP idiots: NO!! MY BODY MY CHOICE!!!!

Again, normal people: Abortions should be legal.


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@davewordnerd Go to Edit profile, Preferences, Other. Though not everyone has set their language, meaning it doesnt work perfectly.

Can somebody tell me how to filter languages in public timelines? I can’t find the place in preferences to do it.

I’ve been thinking about the mass exodus away from Twitter (if that’s what it really is).

I’m old enough to remember the pre-AOL days of the Internet. (My first email was with GEnie.) In the mid-90s, AOL dumped CD-ROMs in everyone’s driveway. AOL was the big boy, the monster provider. And by about 2003-2004, AOL was an anachronism, once everybody learned how to use the Internet.

I think Twitter and Facebook will be remembered like AOL in about 5 years, when everyone has found the Fediverse.

Okay, so I forgot to put the hashtag on my first intro toot. So here are a few more things I’m into:

I’m a retired American German teacher; a first-wave podcaster until 2009 (The Word Nerds); a musician/magician; and very long ago, an actor. Here are some appropriate hashtags:



(not the American pointy-ball kind)

Plus all that stuff I mentioned earlier today.


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