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3 months ago

Announcing Operation: #whatsinit💬?

The chemical industry has gotten way out of hand. The industrial complex is so over-reaching that it's hard to find anything that isn't full of toxins, and harder to figure out exactly which toxins. Lobbyists have muddled the truth, and slowed progress in regulation, as usual.. and when a chemical does finally get regulated, chemists often just swap out one molecule for another, give it another name, and the show goes on.

This operation calls for seeking out the truth to what things contains what chemicals. This includes food, household items, natural products - everything. What's in it? What don't we know?

Label your posts in a way that organizes it by the items themselves, like @food💬, @lumber💬, @clothing💬, or whatever else you're exposing, and finally tag it with #whatsinit💬

#intro💬 #whatsinit💬

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5 months ago

When sharing lessons with each other about how to better search for information, especially in regards to searching on the internet, we use the hashtag #searchlores💬.

search (v.):
1. to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something.
2. to uncover, find, or come to know by inquiry or scrutiny.

lore (n.):
1. something that is taught.
2. something that is learned.

This phrase is used in tribute to Fravia+ of ye olde website "searchlores" on which he explained in great detail how to get the most out of the internet and resist the tendency to be mislead or funneled into a certain worldview by search engines. Ah, the good old days... That was even before so-called "social media" started using artificial intelligence algorithms, unwittingly funneling us humans into filter bubbles, echo chambers, and other such psychological feedback loops.

Fravia's website here:
(R.I.P. Fravia+)

#searchlores💬 #intro💬

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5 months ago

#Openbook101💬 is where we explain how to use Openbook, and how to get the most out of your time here.

Openbook is not a replacement for Facebook. It is something completely different. However, we do recommend getting off of Facebook, and using Openbook, instead... because of those differences.

Openbook was made to allow users to circumvent the mass culture of social media.

Openbook was made to allow technological laymen to more easily circumvent the mass surveillance of the internet.

Openbook was made to help detox your mind from your mind prisons, to grow beyond the narrow idea of who you are, and open your mind to who you could be. And to allow us to communicate more directly by stripping the message of the messenger.

To learn more about how to best use Openbook, read more #openbook101💬.

#intro💬 #openbook101💬

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5 months ago

We use hashtags wisely on the #openbook💬 of ~camp.

This means we use hashtags sparingly, and only when they indicate precisely what the post is about.

Do not use a new hashtag if there is an existing hashtag that you could use in it's place. You can browse pre-existing hashtags at the top of the search page. Only use a new hashtag after giving it some thought.

Keep in mind that a wiki page is automatically generated for every hashtag we use on here, so if you use a new hashtag be prepared to write the initial wiki page for it, to provide a worthwhile definition, and give the rest of us some guidance on how to use it. You can get to the wiki page by clicking the little word bubble just to the right of any hashtag.

To mention a hashtag without tagging your own post with it, use @ instead of #. This helps us stay organized by allowing us refer to a topic or operation without labeling our post as a part of the topic or operation. That way, when people search for a topic, casual mentions of the topic won't show up in the search results.

Finally, to help categorize posts for the human eye, the very last line of any post should be just 2 or 3 hashtags which most accurately describe the post, with the first hashtag being the broadest topic, and the last hashtag being the most specific to the post.

To learn how to best use hashtags, check out @hashtags101💬.

To get the most out of Openbook, check out @openbook101💬.

#intro💬 #openbook💬

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