Mark Stoneman

Independent Historian / Freelance Editor and Translator

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  • I quit the old bird site last December, and I’ve been a happy Mastodon user instead ever since. Nonetheless, I’ve recently begun dalliances with Threads and Bluesky. I’m not looking for greener pastures, but I’m curious about what’s on offer now, and I want to find some of the people…

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  • It’s almost as if the Washington Post was trolling a certain someone when it referred to a “message on the platform formerly known as Twitter.” Or is this the best the paper can do now that the iconic bird has been replaced with xit, has been xed out, or however…

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  • It’s so hard to look away from Musk’s wrecking ball when I go to Twitter for voices on Ukraine. Also hard not to comment on other people’s posts. Now the would-be dictator of the bird site is banning and unbanning journalists, depending on his mood and random Twitter polls. He’s…

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  • The new owner of Twitter is behaving in a way that has forced me to make a decision. Can I, in good conscience, continue to produce content that earns ad revenue for a man who is now working to normalize transphobic, antisemitic, racist, misogynistic, fascistic speech and other kinds of…

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    Bye Bye Birdie
  • 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…

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  • Writing is hard work for almost everyone, no matter how talented or inspired. Writing is thinking. Good writers do not usually have finished ideas that they then type out. The process . . .

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  • A Librarian known as @PlaguePoems has been publishing them daily since the disaster began. Here’s one that speaks to our denial.

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  • William Germano offers excellent advice on revision in ten tweets, which I saved on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

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