Tweeting to preserve history

I suppose Twitter still has its good use cases. Tweeting to preserve history isn't one of them. I came across this fascinating Twitter thread by Marina Amaral about the Sami people, who've been living in what's now Finland for thousands of years: https://twitter.com/marinamaral2/status/1005904882140925953 The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such…

Reading Twitter updates, the world looks like a pretty dark place …

I don't use Twitter all that much lately, and I use Facebook even less. My reasons for using each platform less are different, though. I just scanned through my Twitter feed, and I closed the app feeling the world is a pretty dark place at the moment. I'm not sure if that's more about the…

Israeli national anthem played in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever

The Israeli national anthem was played in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever, at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam. Israel's Sagi Muki won the gold medal. https://twitter.com/AviMayer/status/1056562140914556930 In previous tournaments, Israeli athletes couldn't compete under our flag, let alone hear our anthem play when they won medals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPSyEeuTO_M

How Humans first walked on the Moon in Apollo 11

Vox has a terrific video that explains how the Apollo 11 mission worked, and how the astronauts that took part in the mission made their way to the Moon and back. https://youtu.be/OCjhCL2iqlQ If you're into old footage of historical events like this, also be sure to check out the CBS coverage of the lunar landing…

A perspective on what it’s like to be a Jew in the United Kingdom at the moment

Thank you for the thread. You offer a valuable perspective on what it feels like to be a Jew in the UK. You shouldn't be victimised for being a Jew, certainly not because of a distorted view of what our government is doing to keep us safe, here in Israel.

Where does the expression “Ok” come from?

I watched this Vox video about the origins of one of the most common expressions I use each day, "Ok": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnIDL-eHOs I use this so often, I rarely pause to think about its origins. It's a pretty interesting story too! OK (or okay, ok, or k) might just be the most widely spoken word in…
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