Kinda got this idea while looking at one of Disa’s IG posts that graced my timeline. I spend A LOT of time on Twitter, mainly because I have access to so much information packaged in tiny bites that are delivered instantaneously and on-demand. That being the case, I heavily use the bookmarking feature when I see a topic that is interesting and I want to do a deep dive into when I have more time to digest all the info. Here are a few that I’ve saved over the last few months and I’m sharing them here because it’s always fun when you have company as you dive into rabbit holes.
The Great Walls of
As an African, you’ll hear about the Great Wall of China 100 times before you ever hear a whisper about the Great Walls of Benin which was “4 times longer”
Here lies the problem.
— Itua (@Onosaa) September 22, 2020
The Breakfast Scam
This is unfortunately my favorite thing to talk about: the history of cereal & Kellogg’s campaign against masturbation— https://t.co/vwOhap8f5I
— Gab(by) Spear (@gabsters93) October 13, 2020
Racism & Food
Racism is so systemic it trickles down to what we eat… like that’s fucking wild.
— ? Sir Assertive ? (@reMARQable_) October 8, 2020
Bezos & His Money
This thread is wild. https://t.co/zx239r0xro
— mwen pa sòt online (@aChildOf2Worlds) July 21, 2020
Birds Aren’t Real
What you need to know about the bird surveillance crisis in America pic.twitter.com/rfW1nLMedh
— Birds Aren’t Real (@birdsarentreal) October 29, 2020
Cretaceous, The Black Belt, and Voting in the South
The US election is tomorrow. If you, like me, are tired of horse-race-style reporting, and need to zoom out, I wanna tell you a story. It’s about an ancient force influencing the election. And, as a bonus, it’ll give you an Easter egg to watch for as the returns come in. THREAD pic.twitter.com/vfPp0f2s6X
— Latif Nasser (@latifnasser) November 2, 2020
I hope this provides a break from all of the election coverage. I’m spending the weekend organizing, finishing Grand Army, and taking a break from social media. It’s been quite a week.