What is scholar.social?

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, librarians, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

Read more ...

Home to 277 users
Who authored 6,109 statuses
Connected to 940 other instances

This is a general-purpose federated Mastodon instance. You may use it as a personal account, but the focus is on academics. This is supposed to be "A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference." :)

Real names and credentials are recommended for networking purposes but are absolutely not required.

Do

  • Brag about your publications
  • Share references and resources
  • Network with other academics
  • Add CW's (content warnings) to your posts liberally: label strong language, rants, spoilers of TV shows, etc. We're academics! We love meta-data!
  • Recruit participants for academic surveys—formal, IRB-approved ones or even informal ones (just make sure to CW them and don't get too obnoxious about it)

Don't

  • Post anything that could be described as "spam"
  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.
  • Impersonate other people
  • Harass other people
Full terms of service and list of blocked domains