How to safely browse the web in 2018 Show more
* Pay $ for a VPN to avoid your ISP tracking you
* Edit your /etc/hosts file to block Facebook and Google trackers
* Install a non-Chrome browser
* Make whatever tweaks are necessary to disable tracking on *this* browser
* Install ad-block
* Use multiple profiles to keep site data separate
* Tint your windows to be sure no one is looking through binoculars
* Construct a Faraday cage the size of your living room
* Make a salt circle around your computer
This, reviewed by @kevinklement looks interesting:
a pleasant reminder / politics/death Show more
Maggie Thatcher is still dead. 🙏
I want a house that runs on coffee (well, one that does even more than it does now).
Proof the world is not all bad.
#introductions I teach philosophy at UMass Amherst. I'm also a father and linux nerd. Really hoping the platform takes off!
Friendly neighborhood Russellian.
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, 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.