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Still trying to figure out how to de-screen cap text without feeling like I'm being passive aggressive.

So I guess I'll practice being aggressive-aggressive?

Don't screen cap things when you could cut & paste them, comrades.

Hi scholars! Does anyone know of a relatively simple approach to measuring diversity in public discourse/debate? Diversity here means the number and breadth of alternative discourses. The opposite of diversity would be TINA ("there is no alternative").

Would be interesting to do some kind of comparisons about this, in different regions and possibly on different topics.

@mmin "Simple" seems like a really important word here! Do you mean quick, light on technology, something else…?

One potential approach would be to get what you think are representative texts around the topic, then use AntConc to generate lists of words used in close proximity to each other: laurenceanthony.net/software/a

It wouldn't be a "definitive" "measure" (both very much in scare quotes) but it might help as a generative step before doing more in-depth critical discourse analysis of some sort?

a11y, 90s music Show more

invite to read Robin DiAngelo's _White Fragility_ in a book club Show more

My colleague Sarah and I taught #Taguette today at Seton Hall Uni :blobcat:

Taguette is a #FLOSS qualitative analysis tool --- one of only two open and free tools in this space :toughcoffee:

Try it out -- you use it on your desktop, our server, or self-host!! taguette.fr

Radical friends: Can you recommend any literature (or films) on the topic of centering those most affected?

I'm thinking of doing a zine called Decentering for Dummies.

disability; bike lights; PSA Show more

The thing about 'not all men' is it's something men bark at people who are lashing out at the group that's hurting them. Trying to separate themselves and remove any affiliation.

All it does is tell those people to shut up while doing nothing to change the structures that allow toxic masculinity to continue that original victimisation. Step in and tell fellow men to stop, that it's not ok, instead of telling people, especially women, you're not like the others so how dare we get angry about it.

birdr, apologies my confused feathered buddy Show more

these doves can be found both solitary and in flocks, and are most well-known and beloved for their slow mournful song.

here's an example: youtube.com/watch?v=u0LKPT1u1E

there's over 450 million of them! they eat seeds, and live well in cities; they like open territory (so no swamps or thick forest generally).

they're also one of the most popular game birds in the US, which is wild 2 me. over 20 million are hunted a year? there are over 350 million of them anyway tho because they're Powerful.

@snailix Now you've got me singing "B-B-B-Benny and the Kites! Benny! Benny and the Kites!" in the library.

@dollhaus Cool. I think that reading & activity would have really appealed to high school me. Hope it goes well!

currently reading, discomfort, religious fundamentalism Show more

@jaranta Glad to hear it's useful! I believe that the metadata lines of this file are some of the main things they've added to make Jekyll more useful as a journal: github.com/sx-archipelagos/sxa

Collectively, these take the info in a markdown file's YAML header and turn that into the metadata used by Google Scholar, Zotero, and similar things as they analyze things on the web.

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