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@mplouffe Do you think that among Econ scholars it's common that they read Journal of Econ Lit articles for fun? I like the critical reviews of whole bodies of literature on topics that I haven't touched much before.

Most people scan content and make assumptions based on past experiences with similar pieces.

A bicycle comlany having difficulty with damaged shipments leveraged our propensity to scan by putting a TV image on its box. Damage rates fell 80%. #ux #design #industrialdesign

what do now that I'm no longer in academia

what do indeed

Suddenly remembered I’m lucky to research interesting and (to my mind) important topics and now I can’t stop smiling.

Meta: enabling & encouraging decentralization Show more

I realized that my last semester of college led me to think of rates of change all but exclusively in terms of percentages, rather than levels. I'm glad that I've recognized this blindspot, and thankfully it isn't *too* different, but I suspect that I need to put some work in to open up the pathways in my mind that are associated with rates of change (a key notion in analysis).

Hi there!
I am a postdoc in computer science, working on A.I.-knowledge graph integration, user modeling, semantic web technologies, linked open data, digital libraries and information access... focussing on applications which support humans in learning about new topic areas and skills.

And I have an interest in responsible data usage, privacy, computer ethics.

People who do a lot of reading for a living (grad students, authors, professors, etc.): how do you keep up with all of it?

Getting these emails from #Leanpub is so fun and funny:

> A new reader just purchased your book!
> Price Paid: $0.00

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Writing a paper by talking out my ideas into my phone, which then auto-transcribes them, and then sending the text to my laptop and editing it.

I think this is a new, improved process?

I found a startup that deals with remote work (a research interest of mine) and is open-endedly looking for job applicants. I'm excited and terrified on a deep level. 😅

Interested in #CircularEconomy? Enrol in the new free online course: Circular Economy - Sustainable Materials Management. #CEMOOC
Starting 14 Jan >

How helpful is non-academic publishing on a CV? If you publish a piece in an academic magazine, for example, is that good on a CV?

New on, mastodon and, for the most, any social network (I was waiting for something like this haha).
Forest/environmental economist in Nancy (France), Linux user

Philsci preprint via

It considers that current merit rankings fail to account for systematic bias and coverage of epistemic space. Argues for the use of lotteries to maximize efficiency and sense of fairness in science funding.

Draws heavily from Boyle 1998

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Federated microblogging 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.

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"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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