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this is a dangerous disrespectful thing to do i ve spent my career being misdescribed as an evangelist for exa
This is a dangerous, disrespectful thing to do. I've spent my career being misdescribed as an evangelist for exactly the kinds of things I specifically argue against. It's essentially a lie to quote an article in which I say "don't do this" and describe me as a proponent of it.
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this is a good article but why does the author say amazon warehouse gamification is perfectly in line with my
This is a good article, but why does the author say Amazon warehouse gamification is perfectly in line with my beliefs/values, when I specifically say I think it's NOT a good idea in the Washington Post idea he cites? @VentureBeat
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i found one of the secret open pianos and played the twin peaks theme
I found one of the secret open pianos and played the Twin Peaks theme 🤸
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date night we will be sneaking around golden gate park after dark looking for six hidden pianos with different
Date night! We will be sneaking around golden gate Park after dark looking for six hidden pianos with different musicians at each. If you find a piano with no musician you can play!
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calling all ethicalos thinkers what are the risks here
Calling all #ethicalOS thinkers... What are the risks here?
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can anyone solve this mystery for me i need to identify the year and race that inspired this medal for an upco
Can anyone solve this mystery for me? I need to identify the year and race that inspired this medal for an upcoming trail half marathon! Any ideas??
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i cried reading this whatever your body becomes when it is nourished will be a beautiful force in the world yo
@ameliaboone I cried reading this. Whatever your body becomes when it is nourished will be a beautiful force in the world. You are already a legend. At full strength and full compassion for yourself you can be anything.
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actually i couldn t think of a better way to celebrate the 10 year traumaversary yep it s today of my mild tra
Actually, I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the 10-year traumaversary (yep, it's today!) of my mild traumatic brain injury that led to @SuperBetter, seeing it named in a market forecast as a key driver of more diverse, non-pharmaceutical approaches to depression.
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happy if you want to celebrate and understand the unique power of videogames better my book reality is broken
Happy #NationalVideoGameDay! if you want to celebrate and understand the unique power of videogames better, my book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World is only $4.99 on Kindle today! makes a great surprise gift :)
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race day
Race day!

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a buddhist monk once gave me excellent advice if you re having a bad day imagine that you re in a comedy not a
A Buddhist monk once gave me excellent advice: "If you're having a bad day, imagine that you're in a comedy, not a tragedy."
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600 people turned out to march in twisp wa today twisp has a population of 900 they thought they buried us the
600 people turned out to march in Twisp WA today. Twisp has a population of 900 They thought they buried us They didn't realize we are seeds
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i have insurance thanks to obamacare this is my bill for one of my two nicu girls without aca i would be bankr
I have insurance thanks to Obamacare. This is my bill for one of my two NICU girls. Without ACA I would be bankrupt.
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please help i need 1000 parents to take a 5 question survey about their hopes and concerns around videogames a
Please help! I need 1000 parents to take a 5-question survey about their hopes and concerns around videogames, and the role games might play in their kids' lives. Please RT! And please take the survey if you have kids of any age (including fully grown!)
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this videogame detects alzheimer s earlier than lab tests also just two minutes of gameplay the scientists say
This videogame detects Alzheimer's earlier than lab tests. Also, "Just two minutes of gameplay, the scientists say, generates the same amount of data it’d take them five hours to collect in a lab setting."
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seriously read this
Seriously, read this:
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add to that it is well documented that kids played games in the ghettos of the holocaust so to say that kids p
@darthstar99 @landristA @Ocasio2018dd to that, it is well-documented that kids played games in the ghettos of the Holocaust, so to say that kids playing means it's not a concentration camp is totally obscenely w
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i hope other parents will join with me in requiring an end to this traumatizing practice no evidence it helps
I hope other parents will join with me in requiring an end to this traumatizing practice. No evidence it helps and profound evidence it causes lasting harm: Thanks to active-shooter drills at school, my 4-year-old thought fireworks were gunshots.
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hey this is awesome d now you can take pixar s the art of storytelling course for free
hey, this is awesome! :D Now you can take Pixar's 'The Art of Storytelling' course for free
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don t be afraid to share possibly ridiculous ideas
Don't be afraid to share possibly ridiculous ideas!
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