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Hello to those interested in open education and open educational resources: consider adding yourself to the open edu list on Trunk for mastodon, lists of people interested specific kinds of topics!

@clintlalonde @vickysteeves

@chendricks Thanks for pointing this out. I sent my request, too, but had problems with the API.

@chendricks @vickysteeves Thanks! Unfortuantly, I get an authentication error when I try to bulk follow the list. Still, the list is small and I can easily follow one by one. If this trunk thing works, it would help to solve one of the problems of discoverability in a distributed decentralized system like Mastodon.

@clintlalonde Huh. Did you report the error? I bet they want to fix it if something isn’t working! I didn’t try bulk following because I was only one on the list at the time (they created it on my request).

@chendricks I did. I went through the process a few times using their "if you run into errors, use this" link, which still borked, but tracked and logged the borkage to report back to their developers.

@clintlalonde Ok, well, hopefully that reporting of borkage will help. I agree that this could be a really useful tool.

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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.

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.

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