The new owner of Twitter is turning that site into something of a dumpster fire, so I have set up an account on a Mastodon server as well. I’m not sure where this will lead, but for scholarly communication, at least, it seems like a no-brainer, especially since so many have joined. At the same time, my fifteen-year Twitter habit will likely die hard because there are people and perspectives there that I can’t get anywhere else, at least not yet.

My Mastodon account is If you’re thinking of joining, (pronounced “tsirkus”, meaning “circus” in German) is a nice instance, whereby more and more are being established. Two appropriate to the humanities include and If you are wondering if figuring it all out is worth it, check out the growing list of historians on the Histodons spreadsheet at Google Docs.