All my publications are available on this page. Tell me if that is not the case and I will add anything missing.
Fedivision is "our" answer to the #ESC, where musicians from the fediverse compose a song for a (usually fictional) country. Voting is done through a bot interaction, so all users of mastodon and other fediverse platforms can decide on the winner.
it’s time to kill the old world.
it’s time to birth the new.
it is a time of monsters
on the muppet show tonight
Also (and this is my last thought on this I promise)
Thinking in terms of the health of the Fediverse
Masto instances shouldn't let themselves get too big
No instance should be "too big to block"
All that to say,
If you want to get to know some cool kids on Scholar, welcome, pull up a seat, the coffee machine is in the kitchenette over there
But if you want to maximize user engagement with your brand, I'll kinda be actively putting up roadblocks to that kind of behaviour here and you'll eventually get frustrated and leave
Hey everyone, I've had a few people ask and I'm not having problems with the moderation work-load, but thanks for checking!
You're generally very easy on me as a mod
The bigger reason why I closed sign-ups here is that building community just isn't something that can be done at scale
It takes relationship-building, getting to know people, connecting with them, vulnerability, consistency and investment in each other
And no it won't be the same as academic Twitter
Have you seen Twitter?
It’s kind of absurd that this bundle is priced at just $5. I bumped my payment up to a multiple of that. I encourage you to do the same if you can afford to.
"We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing"
- Oliver Holmes #qotd
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.