I hope to update this post with advice as I learn more about how to use Mastodon and LinkedIn for the kinds of scholarly and learning community I used to get from Twitter (alas).
Going forward, the best places to now find me on social media are now:
<a rel="me" href="https://YOUR-MASTODON-SERVER/@YOUR-MASTODON-USERNAME">my Mastodon profile</a>). Then edit your Mastodon profile to put the address of your website/page in one of your four profile fields. I’ve done this for this LiteratureGeek.com blog, as well as for my professional/CV website AmandaVisconti.com.
More to come on: how private are DMs, problems with Mastodon, list management/viewing, pinning to profile, etc.
Scholars’ Lab colleague & 3D Technologies Specialist Will Rourk has been using LinkedIn as a replacement for Twitter to share his and amplify others’ work, and has been able to get his students offered jobs this way—I’d like to similarly try to connect students and other colleagues to good opportunities there. We regularly provide informal and formal career support in SLab including mock interviews, salary negotiation advice, and CV/resume reviews, so this feels like a natural extension
Scholars’ Lab colleague & Head of Student Programs Brandon Walsh has also started sharing work on LinkedIn, starting with our recent collaborative invited talk for the University of Chicago Center for Digital Scholarship (which I also blogged on this Literature Geek site).
4/18/2023, I deleted all my likes and all my tweets except for a couple RTs covering Twitter’s recent secret removal of guidelines protecting transgender users, and a recent UVA Library tweet of Scholars’ Lab’s pre-pandemic “dog window” (why not).
Posibly more thoughts to come? I was privileged to have gotten a lot of good from Twitter over the past 14(!) years, but that always makes me think of everyone who could not safely have that same experience.