About The Nexus Today

The Nexus Today features interesting recent links from around the web. If it’s your first visit, the front page is a good place to start. There are also channels on reproductive justice, technology, LGBTAIQ+ perspectives, cannabis, the NBA and WNBA, and a range of other topics. And if you’re into politics, check out the links on voting rights, Fight for 15, Black Lives Matter, and the 2020 presidential campaign.

The software’s still in beta test, so apologies in advance for any bugs. If you run into a problem, or have any feedback or suggestions, please get in touch via email (support@thenexus.today), Twitter, or our Dreamwidth community.

How it works

The Nexus Today uses an approach that historian Jo Guldi calls critical search: combining algorithmic analysis with human judgement. Unlike most other “link aggregation” software, it’s designed with an explicit focus on privacy, accessibility, diversity and justice — and using techniques like social threat modeling to minimize the effect of disinformation and spammers. Of course, it’s far from perfect. Still, even at this early stage, hopefully the links are useful!

Who’s behind The Nexus Today?

Me! I’m Jon Pincus, a software engineer / entrepreneur / strategist and activist who focuses on justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality. I started working on this software out of frustration with current link aggregators like Hacker News and Reddit – and the steadily deteriorating environment of Twitter.

This first version of The Nexus Today is just a starting point, a “minimum viable product” with enough functionality to be useful and lots of room for improvement. Feedback is more than welcome! For now, email, Dreamwidth, and Twitter are the best options.