Replied to Re: Something Weird is Happening on Twitter Right Now by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)
Even better Bill is if we had such conversations from the comfort of our own backyard using bridgy and webmenbtions, rather than someone else’s playground?

An interesting Rabbit hole, Arron is replying to Something Weird is Happening on Twitter Right Now by Bill Ferriter who quotes this Dean Shareski tweet. The twitter thread discuses using twitter for conversation rather than promotion/retweeting/liking. 

This is the problem micro.blog set out to solve. So far I think it has done so, I’ve had some very good conversations there. There are not likes and retweets on micro.blog. These are mentioned negatively on the thread Dean sparked. Micro.blog make it as easy to post and comment as twitter.

Someone on micro.blog mentioned the other day that blogging superstars joined but didn’t stick (or words to that effect). Lack of reposts and visible likes makes the platform a bit more democratic.

The only thing I miss on micro.blog is the communities that exists on twitter. If there was a micro.blog for educators that would be very interesting.  I’ve some thoughts on how this could happen, but finding it slightly hard to make them into an intelligible post.

Replied to My Instagram Problem (bavatuesdays)
Hi, my name is bava, and I have an Instagram problem.  I never planned to get on Instagram, and I was even less inclined to enjoy it. But 616 posts and 18 months later I’m realizing I am…

Hi Jim,
I’ve been enjoying Duke’s life by proxy on instagram. It is the sort of thing that keeps me there despite the algorithmic post order, many adverts and lack of friendly API. (The best thing about flickr imo is that it has an API that can be used by mortals).

Have you seen:
https://ownyourgram.com
Which pulls your instagram into your own blog, indieweb PESOS style.

Personally I just post photos to my blog first, often via micro.blog, and then manually post them to instagram.  I use the tag #manualposse if I remember.

Liked Must Do Better (Just Trying to be Better Than Yesterday)
...There are loads of issues linked to the poverty gap, health and well-being issues and attainment, but I’m not convinced that school is always the place to solve them...

I am not convince either. Kenny has, as usual, a lot more intelligent things to say on the matter. A good end of year read.

Kenny goes on:

And we need to find a balance between thinking that Scottish Education is going to hell in a handcart and those who refuse to acknowledge that and believe that all is a shiny brochure and a Twitter feed.

 

Saw a small flock of lapwings today. I’ve not seen many peewit recently. I use to see lots when I was young. Other things that seem to be less common: brown hares, house sparrows large flocks of starlings and even rabbits. I see a lot more foxes and roe deer now.

Replied to Mr M on Twitter (Twitter)
“@johnjohnston Loving all your pics recently.”

Thanks, Athole. they get here via my blog, http://johnjohnston.info/blog/photos/ where I am trying to post more stuff there first as oppose and then send out to social silos. exploring the #indieweb