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Why I just deleted my ten-year Twitter history

Why I just deleted my ten-year Twitter history

I just used a service called Cardigan to delete the 10k+ tweets I’ve published since 2007, when I first joined Twitter. I don’t know about you, but I’ve changed a lot since I was 24 years old. It didn’t make sense to me to keep ten years worth of miscellany–silly jokes, uninformed hot takes, occasional sharp insights, and so on–up on the Internet, gathering dust, making advertising money for Twitter. I don’t want to support a company that even with…

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Ladies and gays, your outrage won’t protect you. Learn krav maga instead.

Ladies and gays, your outrage won’t protect you. Learn krav maga instead.

I’m just as disheartened by the election results as many other gays (and 46% of other white women), but I truly cannot take another “hot take” on what a Trump presidency means for minorities. Stop repeating what we already know. Civil rights are likely going to be taken away. Police brutality is going to get worse. And hate crimes are reportedly already on the rise against many minority groups, including LGBTs. How about we all redirect our energy away from complaining…

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Librarians: We’re killing innovation with bureaucracy

Librarians: We’re killing innovation with bureaucracy

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure to speak as part of the SSP Librarian Focus Group in Washington DC. It’s organized annually to allow society publishers to pick the brains of a small panel of librarians, and this year we were asked to share what we thought were libraries’ single biggest challenge and single biggest advantage. It’s likely that the session organizers wanted me to address challenges/advantages within scholarly communication. But I had a much broader context in mind. To…

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