Etiquette Show more

Say what you will about Sisyphus' fate

There's value in having job security

~ Playing a first-person shooter ~

So uhh which button lets me work out our differences diplomatically?

Personal reflections on political engagement Show more

A quote from my teacher on productivity -- worth sharing Show more

Log from Chiao et al. (2008) Show more

Log from Chiao et al. (2008) Show more

Come on, self. The sooner you finish reading what's on your reading list, the sooner you get to work on your plays guilt-free.

New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

Googling papers can be amusing. Show more

Libraries in a state of disuse Show more

Types of discourse Show more

Reminder :

It only takes one second to say :

- I love you.
- I apologize.
- Can we talk?
- You were right.
- I don't want to be at odds.

Stop letting your pride and ego hold you hostage from the happiness in life.

\[ \sum_{i=1}^{\text{hella}} \text{bad datum}_i \neq \text{good data} \]

Uni decision-making . . . in the making Show more

If someone tells you not to be an ass, that isn't an example of having your academic freedom curtailed

lmao I think that you guys would benefit from this:

Software project that "Returns [the] latest research results by crawling arxiv papers and summarizing abstracts. Helps you stay afloat with so many new papers everyday."

Minutes ago:

You know you're in need of a break when you make such an easy typo -- and yet, this comes across you as perhaps the funniest thing you've seen all week.

Yeah... I'm in need of a break. Submission's over, anyway. Here's to the rest of the paper!

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Scholar Social

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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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