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How I think about posting on social media 

Would I want to say this / see this post...? a newspaper section (news, analysis, op-ed, advice, amusements, ads, announcements & notices): post public a newspaper were it news, but it's not: post unlisted open mic night: post followers only a surveillance agency's files on me as a telephone transcript: post direct message.

*For me, social media == Mastodon. I don't actively engage with other platforms anymore.

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Re-posting & pinning my for any new folks:

Hi, I am an academic , information scientist, computer scientist, (theoretically) and amateur into:

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legal studies,
political theory & economics (MMT, etc),
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I like music and ().

An if you will.

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#welcome tips for new users as gathered from experience: 

Use CWs as subject lines to give others more freedom of choice in what they read.

Help our vision-impaired friends know what we are talking about when we post images by adding a description.

Use to make posts discoverable, if desirable.

Mastodon is about community, not celebrity.

It is perfectly fine to have more than one account, especially on different instances. Federation allows one to lessen context collapse this way.

im gonna be permanently mad at signal until they let me use it without a phone number

a friend of mine is involved with this survey, and they're looking for a wider range of responses!

> The goal is to understand the publicโ€™s knowledge of COVID-19, their perceptions of risk from COVID-19, their belief in the effectiveness of public health recommendations, their intent to comply with those public health recommendations, their trust in common news sources, and their preferred news source.

responses from outside the US are ok!

Finished this book today. It is a badly needed corrective to the Hobbesian assumptions that permeate most of the world. I generally dislike popular non-fiction (too much anecdote, not enough documentation); but this one is okay, only occasionally going in that direction โ€” I still would have liked to see at least two independent sources for every claim. Also not as uplifting as initially suspected. Many delightful tales of humanity are present however. Ultimately: Recommended and edifying.

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Looking for some qualitative text coding software (free/OS preferred) that supports collaboration.

Use case: I want to divide the work amongst a team of selecting and coding interview quotations.

(No obligation to reply. I can do my own research but thought someone here might know off the top of their head and be kind enough to save me some time.)

Christian, positive 

If you are Christian and want a free ebook on racial justice heres a list you can get for free!

I've been previewing the new @OpenAI API, and honestly despite myself I was a bit nervous when I typed "go ahead and try it." It's that good.

Hey friends I wrote a historiography of neoliberalism.
My advisor wants me to redo the chapter.

I am pretty proud of it as a history piece. If any of you historians would be willing to take a look at it/tell me if it's something I can send somewhere I'd really appreciate it

Only in respecting their human character do I respect my own.
-- Mikhail Bakunin

#anarchism #quote #bot

โ€œA company with intrinsically motivated employees has no need of managers; a democracy with engaged citizens has no need of career politicians.โ€œ (p. 19)

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If only we had the courage to take it more seriously, it's an idea that might just start a revolution. Turn society on its head. Because once you grasp what it really means, it's nothing less than a mind-bending drug that ensures you'll never look at the world the same again
So what is this radical idea?
That most people, deep down, are pretty decent.
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This is a book about a radical idea.
An idea that's long been known to make rulers nervous. An idea denied by religions and ideologies, ignored by the news media and erased from the annals of world history.
At the same time, it's an idea that's legitimised by virtually every branch of science. One that's corroborated by evolution and confirmed by everyday life. An idea so intrinsic to human nature that it goes unnoticed and gets overlooked.
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Reading Rutger Bregmanโ€™s new book โ€œHumanking: a hopeful historyโ€, here is the opening of chapter one:

It's a new week

Make a safe space for others

Make a safe space for yourself

Black lives matter

Past things in technology I still miss:
4:3 Monitors actually good for working and not designed to watch videos

Rear connectors on notebooks
Make that a full set of connectors on notebooks

Products designed to last for years (once know as quality)

Quick release batteries on notebooks

Non-soldered on parts, also know as user upgradeable

Software you could buy, once and then use for however long you wanted instead of subscriptions

Way to often: privacy

Humanity could be so much more than this. So much better. This is simultaneously my biggest source of hope and disappointment in the world.

Here is a 2014 publication entitled "Review of Terms Used in Modelling Influenza Infection" from Canada's National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (in case you were wondering what the definition of "in close contact" was):

(Most of the terms are general terms from infection disease epidemiology drawn from the influenza modelling literature)

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Received 3 April 2020, Accepted 5 April 2020, Available online 10 April 2020.

Coronavirus disease 2019 is a pandemic influencing the first half of the year 2020. The virus has rapidly spread to many countries. Studies are rapidly published to share information regarding epidemiology, clinical and diagnostic patterns, and prognosis. The following review condenses the surge of information into an organized format.

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๐Ÿ“˜ Journal Article:

Epidemiology and clinical features of COVID-19: A review of current literature

Normally restricted access, but I had no problem accessing without any special privileges.

Always amusing when conservative types accidentally make communist arguments. "If the workers are so important, why does someone else own the company they work for?" Yes. Why indeed. :mrmarx:

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Scholar Social

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, administratorsโ€”anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.