Hi buds, migrating over to @phire if you would like to come say hi!
Custom Emojis on Show more
We have custom emojis (that currently only work on the web or mobile web app) like &
If you support this instance in any amount you can create one for all to use.
If you'd like to create an original one, it needs to be a png or animated png of any square height x width and <=50kb. Please email it to me with your : shortcode :
Black Roman Britains and the amazing myopia of racists Show more
Of course, this has spawned numerous blog posts and tweet threads, but what no one has just said (and I wish they would), was that Black Roman Britains were too upper class (generals, governors, etc., brought in from elsewhere to rule over the Britains) to have stuck around when the empire collapsed. Soldiers would have been needed elsewhere and bureaucrats had to go somewhere where they could be paid.
SHARK, BURSTING OUT: hey guys are we gonna talk about federated networks or what
One of the things I find most fascinating about the birdsite is how fast culture propagates, and how quickly it gets remixed to the point where tweets only make sense if you know a very specific set of Internet touch points. But at the same time, it's sort of an un-humour that's based on recognition rather than any actual wittiness. It's saying "a-ha, I too was here for this moment, I participated".
I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT FOLLOW FRIDAY. To celebrate, here are some of my closest pals and a song that EITHER describes our relationship on this website OR is a song they would despise. Which? YOU DECIDE!
@max: The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades
@aemarc: Fly Like a G6
@myles & @jennijoeyo the Windows XP startup chime
@tcql: We Are Family
@phire: The Complete Discography of Simon and Garfunkel
I'm sorry, I adore you all, but I'm still sorry <3