Mastodon makes it hard to find new people to follow when every other person is either German or a weeb. 😔

@deliriumdrop I agree finding a "tribe" to follow is something Mastodon users should work on, together. I'm optimistic for ...
> Trunk allows you to mass-follow a bunch of people in order to get started with Mastodon or any other platform on the Fediverse.
communitywiki.org/trunk/
... and the administrators helpful to create a new List if you don't find what you're looking for.
(I'm still learning the Mastodon way, and appreciated hashtags speed up search across a federation!)

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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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