I have two accounts on Mastodon: this one, plus one on mastodon.social. I started there, and then created this one because I'm experimenting with breaking up my online personas into "stuff having to do more with my professional life" and "everything else." I'm trying this on birdsite too.
I tried something similar on birdsite a few years ago and abandoned it b/c I wanted to just be whole, myself. #digciz
I, too, quickly opted to be whole.
If my mix of toots is too much to bear, it is up to others to decide to drop me from the list they follow.
Using a hashtag like #digxiz doesn't even pop into my toots too often.
Most of the time, my toots are directed by the ATs or are simply dropped in to be intentionally directed at everyone.
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"
(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 @email@example.com 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.