# 2017 11 01 tweets

RT @martin_eve: True. But try leaving a book outside. As @kfitz notes, physical resources would also disappear without vast preservation in…

Absolutely! The thing is just that we need the same investment in infrastructure to support the preservation of digital objects.

We’re searching for an assoc/full prof whose work connects literary studies, DH, and critical diversity. https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000396400-01

ARL and COS are surveying DH scholars to find out how libraries can make their work more discoverable: http://www.share-research.org/2017/10/calling-all-digital-humanists-make-your-work-more-visible-citable-discoverable/

“If you read this and think, ‘Yes, this is just how academe has always been’… then you are part of the problem.” http://www.chronicle.com/article/AbusersEnablers-in/241648?cid=trend_right_a

My friend on House Rules has thoughts about the tax bill. The “justify later cuts” bit is key.

Phew!

RT @tressiemcphd: People think "believe black Women" means we are always right. It means "assume we are rational". That's all I will say ab…

RT @humcommons: Are you headed to #ASEEES17 ? Check out the @aseeestudies Commons group to connect with colleagues & get updates: https://t…

RT @msuwrac: We are hiring! Assistant Professor in Culturally Engaged Digital Humanties/Digital Rhetorics. @CALmsu Deets: https://t.co/Wx2C…

In iOS 11, in the Camera app, 2nd icon from the left up top.

Ahahaha no I don’t think you’re an idiot! Honestly, I only found that toggle day before yesterday, so.

But I guess I haven’t sent any in-iMessages photos, and assumed that that toggle would carry over. Entirely too logical, I guess.

Agreed, 100%.

I listen to French and German news podcasts most mornings, trying to build my language skills. +

This morning, both reported enthusiastically about last night’s election results. +

The Germans also reported on the Twitter 280. $$Which I happily do not have yet, as @tweetbot has not yet updated\.$$

But if you have any question about how the current admin is affecting the world’s view of the US, check out yesterday’s Géopolitique. +

“Les Etats-Unis ont toujours des contre-pouvoirs et remarquablement efficaces mais, maintenant que ce pays s'est donné pour président +

“un lunatique aux côtés duquel Silvio Berlusconi ferait presque figure de sage, comment pourrait-il continuer à donner des leçons +

“au reste du monde ?” The title? “Terminator à la Maison-Blanche.” https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/geopolitique/geopolitique-07-novembre-2017

Roughly: “The United States always has remarkably effective counter-forces but, now that this country has been given as president +

“a lunatic alongside whom Silvio Berlusconi appears a figure of wisdom, how can it continue to give advice to the rest of the world?”

Indeed.

It’s worth listening to the whole thing. And it’s worth noting: Bernard Guetta is a polemicist, but he’s not easily classified as a leftist.

Sure! There are TONS from France Culture and France Inter. $$I listen to Le journal de 7h00, Géopolitique, and Le reveil culture\.$$

RT @kmapesy: The third annual Global Digital Humanities Symposium will be at @michiganstateu March 22-23, 2018! Submit a proposal to presen…

Happily, nearly 11,000 of us have long since left that battlefield. @humcommons https://hcommons.org

Thanks! We’re excited to have you on board. Looking forward to seeing what you and your colleagues build. https://twitter.com/Mark_A_Davidson/status/928434811890528262

An appropriate use of 280, at last. https://twitter.com/ninaapenzo/status/928081535445504001

RT @SMDreller: No need to wait for ScholarHub to get off the ground. @humcommons is open to all humanists $$incl\. non\-scholars$$ & doing impo…

I’m thrilled to see that @humcommons is on the edge of 11,000 members. We’re grateful to our community & to the growing number of scholars +

and organizations that have chosen to support a genuinely open non-profit social network for all of us. +

We’re nearing our one-year anniversary — and more exciting things are ahead!

RT @humcommons: Welcome to @humcommons, @CuseKicks! You're our 11,000th member!

RT @PaulaKrebs: Humanities has one: @humcommons https://twitter.com/jg_the/status/928586021717139456

I’m so sorry. Sending you all the ❤️. But yes, this.

I’ve heard this concern expressed a fair bit about @humcommons and have a couple of things to say. https://twitter.com/tim_hutchings/status/928907839183171589

I’m going to leave aside my somewhat knee-jerk desire to point out that few have complained about the ways that projects with “science” limit their address.

Because there’s a real point here: naming the humanities limits our reach. And to a significant extent, that’s purposeful.

The humanities have long been underserved by digital infrastructure projects. Scientists have load of open science networks. Social scientists have had SSRN.

And as Humanities Commons began with the MLA, and MLA Commons, it seemed only natural that we should serve our own constituency first.

But: First. Platforming outward from MLA Commons to Humanities Commons has been one step in a process. And more steps are to come.

It’s hard to develop community by simply throwing open the doors. Much as I resist the Facebook analogy, it’s worth considering how the platform grew.

First, they established internally-focused networks within individual institutions, enabling members to connect with people they already knew.

Then they created means of connecting across those networks. And only once there was a critical mass of participation did they open the doors to everyone.

One of the mistakes that’s been made repeatedly in open scholarly communication projects has been the attempt to create the bucket of everything.

Sometimes that bucket has been journal-shaped, and sometimes it’s been social network shaped. But they all face the same challenge:

Getting individual scholars who identify with their field or subfield and who want to speak with their colleagues to recognize themselves in “everybody.”

So @humcommons has begun with communities of practice — but they’re just a place to start.

We welcome the involvement of new communities of practice, and we look forward to growing the network in organic, collaborative ways.

I completely get that — I’m hoping that we can provide a bridge for such conversations very soon.

RT @winterking07: In addition to this, there's the parallel mistake of trying to implement the One Idea That Will Transform Everything Imme…

Agreed! Creating connectors that permit the loose joints is key.

Capturing this morning's thread before it's lost to the sands of time: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/on-developing-networked-communities/

I don’t think I’d say that. Maximal inclusiveness remains an important goal. But it’s important to know that what counts as “maximal” at any given moment is relative to what’s possible, and to have a clear sense of the necessary steps to get there.

Indeed.

Holy moly, @eetempleton! That’s fantastic!

RT @jeroenson: Just added this tiny @humcommons sticker on my 💻. It may be small, but extremely interesting and important initiative in/for…

Hi, Micah! Thanks to @librarianchimp I just found it: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/giving-it-away/.

Thank you so much for this!

MSU is hiring an Associate or Full Prof in literary studies, digital humanities, & critical diversity. Come join us! http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498020/professortenure-system

Congrats! It looks fabulous.

✋ Was still in grad school at 30. Published my first book at 39. Am still just getting going. https://twitter.com/casskhaw/status/930541244186427392

YAY!!! This is the best news I’ve seen in eons.

Recommendations get better as you tag your interests and share work. https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/931256423111118849

RT @terrainsvagues: I’m discovering so much awesome #openaccess scholarship with the new @humcommons suggestions! Log in to see what’s reco…

RT @cplong: We are looking for a new colleague in the College of Arts & Letters at #MSU whose research focus is Migration Studies with a cu…

I dunno but it’s totally contagious MAKE IT QUIT.

Why, thank you — we of course completely agree: strong coalitions are absolutely necessary. https://twitter.com/ScholarlyHub/status/931882183652003843

RT @CALmsu: #MSUCAL Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education @billhd discusses the proposed U.S. tax reform legislation that will…

Someone must have told her about the importance of being reflective.

Yet another morning in which I ask myself what exactly it’s going to take for the pathology to become visible enough that the people who could actually do something about it are moved to, say, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

The idea that chairs have that kind of authority...

I’m so sorry. What a suck.

Oh no. I’m so sorry.

See @wynkenhimself’s fab blog posts on negotiating author agreements: http://sarahwerner.net/blog/2013/10/more-lessons-on-negotiating-a-contributors-contract/

Ugh, I am so sorry you’re STILL dealing with this. Or again, maybe, like it’s Groundhog Day or something. What’s got this and the academia piece recirculating?

Help support the non-profit organizations that support Humanities Commons. #givingtuesday https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/935526485762428929

Their loss.

My first book was $$uh, now famously; I wrote about it$$ declined after 10 months under review, because the marketing guys said it posed “too much financial risk in the current economy.” https://twitter.com/tanyaboza/status/935305863102734336

RT @kmapesy: Don't forget to get your Global DH Symposium proposals in! The deadline is Dec 15 $$2\.5 weeks\!$$ #msuglobaldh #msudh https://t.c…