Well, turns out those house text-image memes are fuckin horrific to get through with a screenreader, so let's put those under CWs from now on and save people with visual impairment from sitting through "forward slash forward slash period underscore IN THIS HOUSE underscore period", etc.
@introspection At the moment, it's being paid for out of my own pocket, because it's not too much
I'm looking into ways for people to chip in because costs are rising, but it's not a big crisis as the server's been paid for, a year in advance now (it's cheaper that way!)
As for Elsevier, I will burn Scholar Social to the ground before I let their former-arms-dealer hands touch my users' data
As for a business model, Scholar Social isn't a business!
We are explicitly anti-Nazi, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia, anti-sexism and anti-racism
We are explicitly pro-inclusion and pro-accesibility
We ban people for harassment
We take sides, because failure to do so suggests a moral equivalence that undermines academic freedom itself
So we are not "neutral" in that sense
Going to try this again in Public (I won't make a habit of posting OT non-scholarly stuff outside Uncategorised).
What #software, if any, are you all using to access Mastodon? I'm mostly interested in macOS and Android, but please share whatever you care to recommend, for the benefit of everyone.
#welcome tips for new users as gathered from experience:
Use CWs as subject lines to give others more freedom of choice in what they read.
Help our vision-impaired friends know what we are talking about when we post images by adding a description.
Use #hashtags to make posts discoverable, if desirable.
Mastodon is about community, not celebrity.
It is perfectly fine to have more than one account, especially on different instances. Federation allows one to lessen context collapse this way.
"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
#literature (especially 'weird fiction' from Victorian era to present day)
#cinema (current fascination: films from mainland China, South Korea, Taiwan)
#birding (very casually)
Time for an #introduction. I'm in the final stages of a PhD in #philosophy in University College Dublin. In broad terms, I work in #CriticalDisabilityStudies, though my research also draws upon #PhilosophyOfTechnology and #PhilosophyOfBiology. I'm interested in ways that disability aquires the status of a merely natural phenomenon, and the role these play in stabilising ideas of what is properly human.
Disorganised body ~ disability scholar. IRC PhD candidate in School of Philosophy, University College Dublin.
Embodiment | technology | ethics.
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