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Schools: please stop using proprietary formats that aren’t even supported by the companies that own them.

@John Everyone: please stop doing that unless it's really, really necessary.

@John my entire education is on a website that is only designed to function on chrome

"Schools stop using proprietary formats" full stop. Enough said.

@John Three to two that the content itself is plain text with perhaps a little font formatting and a few pictures thrown in.

@John but my budget!
I mean tax payers units at work!
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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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