Science Twitch

I am excited to be able to participate in a live discussion with Dr. Amber Schmidtke, the Macon microbiologist who writes the Substack newsletter, Georgia COVID-19 Updates. I’ve linked to Dr. Schmidtke’s newsletter before because she is a rare source of reliable, clear information about the state of the pandemic here.

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Amber Schmidtke, PhD
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Dr. Schmidtke agreed to be on the live Twitch show this evening, August 12 at 6 p.m. If you have a Twitch account, you can view us live. If not, you can watch the recorded show on the Decaturish Media YouTube channel.

She will be talking about the latest COVID information and taking questions from the audience. I think it will be a great show.

The social media dream of the ’90s

I am reviving my blog/website after deciding to opt out of the great Social Network Experiment.

I wrote much more (than I’m sure anyone cares) about why in this article on Medium.┬áSo, I am now diversifying my online portfolio as it were.

I am still on Twitter, Instagram (yes, I know, it’s owned by Facebook) and Reddit since they seem to stay in their lane and not try to log my phone calls or seek loyalty oaths. Going to also dust off the cobwebs of my accounts on GoodReads and Feedly to stay up on what’s going on online.

Please join me back in the early aughts of the Internet when websites, blogs, Flickr (oh yeah, that too) and email newsletters were all the rage.