non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.

it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.

if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.

Hey pals do you think you could boost this so I can find & connect with more trans men here & irl? Thank you! :blobcheer: :heart_trans:

If you have any tips about how to be motivated to study...

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Please boost to help me find more geographers, I can't possibly be the only one in tootland.

I am a master student of systematic musicology. My areas of interest are music sociology, music and virtuality, technology and embodyment, music psychology, aesthetics and queer studies. I'm interested in how technology changes our everyday lives and how we engage with music. I'm currently working on virtual music communities.

I am at the University of Hamburg, but this semester I am studying as an exchange student at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

Procrastination was, is and always will be my arch-enemy.

I explored the campus of my new alma mater today. I like the campus here in Jyväskylä, Finland. It's like studying in the forest.

Home is where I have eduroam.

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From August I will come to Finnland for an exchange semester. I'm really excited about this.

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Scholars, do (or even can) you use sources you can only access through, say, ?

Can someone recommend current literature on Cyber culture or digital ethnography?

Idle Question for Scholar.Social again (sorry):

What's the difference between gender abolition and gender nihilism? Is there one?

Once an academic, always an academic

Can someone recommend a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) that runs on Linux? Preferably FOSS.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform 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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