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friendly reminder that myself and many other users actively avoid boosting uncaptioned images.

if you dont know how to add a description to your image to allow those who use screen readers to know what your posted: if you click on the image before posting it, you get a little text box like the cw one where you can put the description, you can see it when you hover over an image in the pc browser.

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"having that guest lecturer skype into class was a success" Show more

I wish I could get as excited about technology and stuff as many of you younger folks, but all I've got is this dread. so much dread.

participatory rhetoric
*looks at it*
at some point, someone should tell these guys about ethnography and anthropology

Wonder if there are any other National Communication Association (US) goers here?

I'm presenting "Violence, Propriety, Authenticity: A Symbolic Economy for the Dark Web," today at .

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Is there a term for non-academic yet formal education systems? E.g., security certificate training, lifecoaching, motivational courses, that sort of thing? Terms I've heard include "invisible school", "hidden school," but they don't seem to return a lot of good search results. Any suggestions?

RT @Elinor_Carmi@twitter.com: Similar tensions were discussed in @robertwgehl@twitter.com's new book about the Dark Web (MIT).

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Elinor_Carmi/statu

I grew up listening to this guy play guitar. It was so much in the water in Michigan that as soon as I got a guitar and a wah-wah, I imitated his sound, even though I didn't know his name.


RT @mitpress@twitter.com: For the @ConversationUS@twitter.com, author @robertwgehl@twitter.com uncovers the mysteries of the "Dark Web." His new book, "Weaving the Dark Web: Legitimacy on Freenet, Tor, and I2" is on sale now.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mitpress/status/10

RT @JudyMalloy@twitter.com: The SAIC Social Media Narratives Contemporary Social Media Platforms &Creative Practice panel is in progress on Twitter at and Facebook at facebook.com/groups/3282731279
@kathiiberens@twitter.com @carlagannis@twitter.com @joygarnett@twitter.com @robertwgehl@twitter.com @bengrosser@twitter.com @IJuanaKnow@twitter.com @MagicRealismBot@twitter.com @Chindu@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JudyMalloy/status/

RT @JudyMalloy@twitter.com: The SAIC ARTTECH Social Media Narratives class panel -- Contemporary Social Media Platforms and Creative Practice -- begins today! Posting on Twitter at will be Beth Coleman, Juana Guzman, and @robertwgehl@twitter.com -- joined by SAIC students.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JudyMalloy/status/

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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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