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google captchas are fucking unethical stop making me train their neural nets to log in to my accounts

Instance recommendations, please! :) Show more

Scaring away bad people Show more

mild tech grumbles (but mostly just me being stubborn) Show more

i like this new eldritch horror treatment of the IWW/sabocat i saw over on :birdsite:

Henry Ford's antisemitism, censorship Show more

Succulent watch 2019: many of these leaves have happily rooted and are working to become new plants!

"The essential animus of neoliberalism is rebranding precarity as opportunity." #redscarepodcast #redscarepod

Has anyone written some kind of rube goldberg method of sending and receiving iMessages from Linux?

gender, breastfeeding, fragile masculinity Show more

Holy crap y'all Streisand is an impressive piece of #FLOSS. - If you're running Linux or Mac and can follow instructions *at all* then you can have a VPN set up in 20 minutes that you own and control, using any #cloud provider you like. Great for #privacy and also for evading annoying restrictions like JetBlue blocking everything other than ports 80/443 :) (Gonna tell me I can't SSH? Really? I think not :)

librarians, antiracism, organizational history, PLG question Show more

Hey, Librarians of Mastodon!*

Do any of your branches have gender neutral restrooms? Add them to Refuge Restrooms!

Refuge Restrooms seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings.

*Librarians of Mastodon is going to be the name of my Finnish nerdcore symphonic metal band.

hey #lazyweb, one of my partners is looking for a social justice #curriculum for one of their students who has expressed interest, something that covers the US, preferably not only made by white people-- any recommendations?

Just learned about Privacy Possum! This is the kind of stuff I like to see. Sticking it to those who track aggressively.

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Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on is open to anyone who is willing to abide by our Community Standards. 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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