practice Show more

I know my method can't be "I read all the things," but I wish I just could say that

ooh, a nice aca-spam email that praises me for my expertise, based on a book review I wrote.

citations and not reading, again Show more

As a professor at a public university, my number 1 job seems to be wading through corporate spam for shoddy e-education this and i-textbook that.

new computer Show more

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

yeeeaaaah I'm on fire with deadlines... like, totally getting them mixed up and therefore failing at my job

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Prof lies about job offer to get more from his uni... and it just keeps getting crazier from there. Might be perfect embodiment of "Fights in academia are vicious because the stakes are so small."

JOB: assistant professor, Latinx/Indigenous Communication Show more

Masto maintenance request for resources Show more

I'm Rachel Hendery, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Western Sydney University in Australia. @RHendery on Twitter. I'm a linguist by background. I've been lurking on Mastodon for a while now but thought I'd time to try posting here occasionally and see if it sticks

Pretty fascinating. I wrote a piece a few years back ( on a dark web social networking site. The people who ran it and participated in it were very much like many instances: they were tired of corporate social media and were making an alternative.

The piece is getting cited, but apparently by people who don't read. Many citations simply refer to the DWSN as a "hacker community" or a "social network for criminals" or the like.

For the third semester in a row, I've had to cancel my first session of Intro to Web Design early because of bizarre file/folder structures in the lab. All the computers are thin clients connected to virtual machines. Some have a network N: drive; others have 2(!) C: drives. All of them have multiple "Desktop" folders. It's a nightmare trying to teach in that environment

Dudes, content warning etiquette isn’t any more onerous than having to figure out federation. Please try.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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.

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(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 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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