Giving Firefox Quantum a try. I've heard many good things.

It's pretty good. Expect overall performance improvements, but nothing is gonna blow you away.

The best part is the cute new error pages. That dinosaur is adorable.

@nixy At this point I'm mostly seeing formatting differences, which is fine except some of them make Google Classroom more annoying to manage.

Odd, that, a Google product working better in Chrome...

I'm very satisfied with it. Proper touchscreen support is still missing, though (at least in Linux).

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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 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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