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@nowviskie on the early days of Scholars' Lab at : an ethos of creating tools *with* people, rather than *for* them.

Martha Nell Smith: "there can be no excellence without diversity"

Not finding handles for all panelists, in the list compiled by @quinnanya ( but they're great so far: David Seaman (Syracuse), Mike Furlough (HathiTrust), Martha Neil Smith (University of Maryland), Ken Price (Nebraska), and Will Thomas (Nebraska). I guess they're in the agenda too, but... .

now underway with a panel on "Digital Humanities Centers and Institutes at UVA and Beyond" incl. @nowviskie and others whose handles I will add if I can find them!

This isn't "let's look serious about being vigilant".

This is last time I tagged black people who have explained why they are being made unwelcome in supposedly anti racist Mastodon instances as having important things to say about their experiences of racism on here people tone police them about the way they post. I'm not going to tag them again now. They don't need that shit.

Those of you reading this need to put away your ego read and do the work on correcting yourselves.

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Hi new folks! Looking for #DigitalHumanities people on Mastodon? We've got 264 here: Link at the top for adding yourself; DM me (@quinnanya) if you've moved servers & need to update your entry.

Heading to Charlottesville this morning to visit with colleagues at @Performant love that Northeast Regional! 🚄

This one is for all the new people on #Mastodon: did you know that the #fediverse has more than just a microblogging replacement? And that they can all interoperate with your Mastodon account?

Check them out!

Facebook replacement: Friendica
Instagram replacement: Pixelfed
YouTube replacement: PeerTube
Spotify replacement: Funkwhale
MeetUp replacement: Mobilizon
Reddit replacement: Lemmy
Podcasting replacement: Castopod
GoodReads replacement: BookWyrm

I'm really not worried about Mastodon scaling issues at all.

When I left Twitter in 2008, we had roughly twice as many users as the current combined Mastodon network, all running on one MySQL server that had the same specs as a high-end 2013 MacBook Pro, plus roughly 10 web servers and 5 queue servers.

To be fair, growth wasn't as rapid, and we had local-infra advantages over federated systems, but these problems are solvable and I have no doubt will be fixed soon.

*Hugops to all admins!*

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

Please boost (or share on Twitter) 🙏

Honestly excited and cautiously optimistic about the ongoing to mastodon. Feels like the old days of the web as many have said on here. I also have the sense of having woken up from a bad dream where billionaire man-children had taken control of online speech, even though the web is so essentially decentralized and hackable. Now let’s do !

Hey, so, we've hit 1,028,362 monthly active users across the network today. 1,124 new Mastodon servers since Oct 27, and 489,003 new users. That's pretty cool.

This is @marceelias from Twitter. Setting this up, just in case.

"If you hate watching a billionaire destroy the place you live online, wait till you hear what they’re up to with planet earth."
- Meghna Jayanth

If you are leaving the birdsite for good, do not delete your account. Someone could take over your handle and impersonate you.

For those making the #twittermigration : the Debirdify tool has been helpful in locating and re-following your community across the fediverse

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