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submitted 1 month ago by Endward23 to c/Kurzgesagt@kbin.social

This is a nicely animated video about some possible causes of the death of the Dinosaurs.

Two main theories are discussed: Meteorites killing all forms of life on Earth, and a huge zone of volcanic activity in the area of the indian subcontinent at this time.

I can't say much about the questions if the theories are true or false. I'd like the graphics in the video and the presentation.

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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by ThatOneKirbyMain2568@kbin.social to c/Kurzgesagt@kbin.social

A lot of this short is in a new style of 3D — a more regularly shaded one than the cel-shaded 3D they usually use. It honestly goes pretty well with the 2D, and I think it'd be fun to see this style in a full video or two. Dunno if it should become a staple of Kurzgesagt's style, but it's def interesting.

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You know, Kurzgesagt is not only an English channel, but it also provide video translated in multiple other languages on others translated Kurzgesagt channels.

I was looking for something to help me find Kurzgesagt video in other languages, and found this spreadsheet. I don't know if there is a more official website or tool for that, but this is the only thing I found. I thought it may be interesting for you too

It isn't fully complete though, for example the "Portugese" column is almost empty, and recent videos are not present. But it's open to edition, so we can participate to keep it up to date


If you have a more official list, I'll be interested (and I'll edit this post to prefer sharing the official list). For now I'll be using this spreadsheet as it's mostly filled and as I didn't find anything else

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The Egg - A Short Story (www.youtube.com)
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This is the older version of Kurzgesagt's most recent video on 3 ways to destroy the universe. It's really interesting to see how Kurzgesagt's style has changed over the course of almost 10 years.

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submitted 5 months ago by otter@lemmy.ca to c/Kurzgesagt@kbin.social
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Another advertisement for the 12024 Human Era Calendar. Figured I'd post it here since it is another Kurzgesagt video.

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In the opinion portion of Kurzgesagt's most recent video, they suggest that going back to small forums, bulletin boards, etc. will help people deradicalize and become more empathetic. The idea behind this is that, just like real life, forums allow people who disagree on certain things to bond under a shared interest or identity; this makes people more receptive to those disagreeing opinions and more empathetic towards the people that hold them. I'd watch the video if you haven't, as it'll make more sense then.

My question: do you agree with this? Do you think returning to separated forums will help in the way Kurzgesagt suggests? Do you think it'd be a good idea for other reasons?

My opinion is that while I don't have an issue with individual forums, I'm very skeptical of the idea that they'll help solve extremification like the video claims. Kurzgesagt says that these forums are like real life, but I see a few issues with this claim:

  • On forums, people maybe be just talking about the thing that the forum is about. For example, if you're on a forum about Minecraft or cats, you're not going to be discussing differing political opinions — in fact, such conversations are usually frowned upon. This is different from your real life community, where you're going to be talking about all sorts of different topics.
  • Many forums are about the very things we don't want people extremified on. Look at lemmygrad or hexbear, which might as well be their own forums given the massive amount of defederation from them. Or, for a less extreme example, go to r/antiwork — you won't find much disagreement there (that isn't buried into obscurity by downvotes, anyway). These places can potentially create dangerous bubbles that Kurzgesagt says are rare online, and that could get even worse if, for example, political subreddits became their own forums entirely.

These are just my thoughts immediately after watching the video, so I'm curious to see what others think.

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YouTube link

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submitted 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by Damaskox@kbin.social to c/Kurzgesagt@kbin.social

This is at least for precaution purposes.


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Since I or anyone else here at this moment do not belong to the Kurzgesagt team, I'll say this:

If you have any problems relating Kurzgesagt's shop stuff or legal matters etc, please use their contact information!

We have no business to delve into that territory here!

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https://kurzgesagt.org/contact/
https://kurzgesagt.org/
https://www.youtube.com/@kurzgesagt

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So if we try to achieve 3K peeps here, I'll contact the Kurzgesagt team again!!

We have 5,86% of that goal fulfilled at this moment!

#Kurzgesagt

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submitted 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by Damaskox@kbin.social to c/Kurzgesagt@kbin.social

I created a post about us over Reddit!

I expect my post to die in minutes though... 😅

EDIT: Still alive and got one approval!

#Kurzgesagt

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I finally had a talk with one of their moderators over Discord.

  • I cannot advertise our mission over the Discord server (at least not yet) until Kurzgesagt acknowledges or endorses us
  • We can mention about kbin there and send more information over direct messaging but that's it for now
  • A few thousand subscribers to this magazine may or may not be enough to attract Kurzgesagt's attention

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Boys, gals and others! We have a mission!
We must grow lol.
I'll try to talk to Kurzgesagt's employee and send Kurzgesagt another email about us again once we reach a few thousand birbs over here.

In the meanwhile, let us try to point folks over to kbin through Reddit, YouTube comments and whatnot!

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It's a shame that I cannot watch YouTube videos from kbin.
It loads for a while and gives me an error.

#Kurzgesagt

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