November 29, 2021

This week in community building — Issue 112

topics: curation
Rosie Sherry

TIL: Reality shifting: psychological features of an emergent online daydreaming culture

Reality shifting (RS) is a trendy mental activity that emerged abruptly following the flare-up of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and seems to be practiced mainly by members of the post-millennial generation. RS, described as the experience of being able to transcend one’s physical confines and visit alternate, mostly fictional, universes, is discussed by many on Internet platforms. One RS forum boasts over 40,000 members and RS clips on some social media platforms have been viewed over 1.7 billion times. The experience of shifting is reportedly facilitated by specific induction methods involving relaxation, concentration of attention, and autosuggestion

Rust Moderation Team Resigns

The entire moderation team resigns, effective immediately. This resignation is
done in protest of the Core Team placing themselves unaccountable to anyone but

As a result of such structural unaccountability, we have been unable to enforce
the Rust Code of Conduct to the standards the community expects of us and
to the standards we hold ourselves to. To leave under these circumstances
deeply pains us, and we apologize to all of those that we have let down. In
recognition that we are out of options from the perspective of Rust Governance,
we feel as though we have no course remaining to us but to step down and make
this statement.

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—Rosie Sherry