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@zactspi @kai You guys might be interested in this humble bundle about and . I am fascinated by the more -y ones.

One of these days, I'm going to just post all the pretty graphs I made that were eventually cut from the final versions of papers that I wrote over the course of my PhD

@bthall If not for fun, then definitely for context and a quick background when jumping into a new topic. Journal of Econ Perspectives is good for this too, along with some of the Oxford Handbooks (and Handbooks of Whatever Economics).

Great way to learn, as well as avoid Reviewer 2 saying, 'Cite so-and-so', without giving any reference info

@bthall @mplouffe I honestly also like reading out of discipline reviews also. Nothing like reading how biologists describe understandings of populations or similar to give perspective.

Often that perspective is that humans are idiosyncratic... but that's not a bad perspective.

@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.

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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?

It's "publish or perish," not "publish xor perish"

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Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on will be by invitation only from 2019 March 27 to 2019 April 3. (The administrator is defending their doctoral thesis on 2019 April 2, and wants to reduce the chances of surprises leading up to that date. Email scholar dot social at protonmail dot com if you want an invite.)

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.

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

"An academic microblog that 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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