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 @markstoneman@zirk.us. If you’re thinking of joining, zirk.us (pronounced “tsirkus”, meaning “circus” in German) is a nice instance, whereby more and more are being established. Two appropriate to the humanities include h-net.social and hcommons.social. 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.