Thanks for recommendations on Android Mastodon apps. Seems like everyone has their own personal favourite, so will have to try some and see which works best for me.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a decent Mastodon Android app?

~Reporting on Mastodon~

Your Mastodon instance moderators are responsible for what happens both inside and outside the instance. If you see something on any timeline that sucks, you can report it.

What happens on other instances is our business because our willingness to federate with them depends on how they keep their own users in check. :)

You can use the 'report' option in the little menu to send a report that us admins can look at :).

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andrewhickey.info/2017/11/16/m

New blog post, explaining why you don't need to know anything at all about instances to join Mastodon, and why you don't need multiple accounts.

Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance 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, 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"

"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 @socrates@scholar.social 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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