Catching up with Discord, a curationary tale.
We realise that there is a lot of content that gets shared on our Discord server. Thought we’d help you save yourselves a little by curating the best of the week in a roll-up every Friday.
Think - Digest, but only of the content that’s shared on the server.
All the italicised bits are personal contributions from the team about the content being shared & how to utilise the links shared better.
Fun fact: If you react with a Unicorn to any message on the Stoa server’s channels, you will be able to create a Notion database of bookmarks to follow for yourself. It was a fun tool that Akshaya from Cohort 1 built that works very, very well for us!
Here we gooo!
Some of these links have the potential of not working because you haven’t picked the role for that specific channel.
Please hop on into the #Pick-Your-Roles channel and you can react to gain access to a channel. As well as, react again with the same emoji to be removed from that channel so as to spare yourselves the overwhelm of receiving these inputs from everywhere on our server.
🧵Best Discord Threads🧵
Find threads pre-marked with a 🧵
but all messages that need your eyes marked with a 💬
🧵: Show us your pets here!
(anytime you want to share the most adorable photos of your pets, or take a second’s break to watch some animals be ✨ warm furry beings ✨ you can hop on here & unarchive it by messaging.)
🧵: We get existential about Climate Change sometimes,
but are also very hopeful about change happening.
🧵: Vignesh and Sahib had a poem-off in the Hyderabad channel,
I’d recommend picking a role even if just to see this (P.S. it’s in Hindi)
🧵: Are you watching Dr. Strange this weekend?
Don’t spoil anything, but you can come talk to us about it here! What do you have to say about a Superior Iron Man?
🧵: Best Sci-Fi things you’ve read in recent history? Tell us!
💬: Have you read about Systems Thinking
& how do you think it applies to other domains?
💬: What does Marketing even entail
as an arm in a company anymore - Vikrant wrote us a blog as a message, and we love it.
💬: If you make a lot of investments & dont use an app - try this cheatsheet by Dinesh instead!
For Stoans By Stoans
For Stoans 🦁
Editor’s Note - our book reccos have been a little dead recently, looks like people have not only given up on our Discord, but also book-reading.
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Have you had a chance yet to look at the labour of love that Spenny made? (One of our cohort 2 fellows - Chintan Bavishi features in it too! So we’re very biased, but we also think you will be too!
Oooof, wouldn't you love to be of a Stoa Accapella/Band/Music group in the future? I would 💀
How does music "work” and how would you use it to explain Meshuggah?
🍿🥤Weekend Binges 🍿🥤
Blogs ✍🏼, Newsletters 💌 & Resources 🤓
Editor’s Note: Use the emoji before each message to understand what kind of content is being tagged.
✍🏼: We’re all looking at a lot of the same stuff, but what if we were all finding wildly new things to consume daily? Rewild yourselves & learn how to here.
💌 : Milk Road a handpicked curation by the man himself, Saxena Saheb.
💌: Signal is a handpicked curation by Siyara for all your technology, business, finance, economy and policy news daily.
💌: After all the Elon 💰 Twitter drama, what do we need to unpack about Twitter? Ben Thompson covers all he thinks we should!
🧑🏻💻By Stoans 🧑🏻💻
Do you also imagine a uniformed intelligence computer brain shared by multiple people? Well, Pavan definitely does!
Twitter Gang 💬
What are resources you’d curate in a Digital Marketing space?
🤝 Meetups 🤝
DEL - NCR
Deepak’s trying to find like-minded people who want to play sports, and also boardgames! Find more here.
Try this playlist out of the music shared in the last week on our servers!
If you have feedback for us, you can write in - over Discord DMs, mail, comment on this substack piece, or even start a conversation on the Common Room.
We’d love to hear if this serves the purpose for you & how we could do it better.