2021 01 01 tweets

Replying to @veek

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about the ankle. I hope that the healing goes quickly and smoothly. \(And that there’s a better 2021 in store\!\)

Fri Jan 01 13:44:08 +0000 2021

Replying to @audreywatters

Sending you all the best for the year ahead, Audrey.

Fri Jan 01 13:45:05 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: So it's 2021. What's up everyone? What grand plans do you have this year? We're gearing up for some awesome things. https:/…

Tue Jan 05 00:59:50 +0000 2021

Replying to @toddbutler and @CASatWSU

Congratulations, Todd! I’d missed this news.

Tue Jan 05 01:14:46 +0000 2021

LG11: Onward https://kfitz.info/lg11-onward/

Tue Jan 05 15:02:38 +0000 2021

Very much looking forward to this event! https://twitter.com/kulibraries/status/1346122963603628035

Tue Jan 05 15:21:06 +0000 2021

I guess I forgot to set up a chattier auto-tweet! Anyhow: this is the last chunk of the draft of Leading Generously, at least as it stands. There’s a lot of expansion and revision ahead, and I’d really love your thoughts about where it should go. https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1346472177831354370

Tue Jan 05 22:48:50 +0000 2021

Oh hey! 😍 https://twitter.com/JHUPress/status/1346547308557692935

Wed Jan 06 01:15:00 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: MLA Commons is part of the @humcommons network. #MLA21 is happening this week. Check out the public group here: https://t.c…

Wed Jan 06 01:36:06 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

I got mine in late November and I LOVE it. It’s the best PDF reading and markup device I’ve had.

Wed Jan 06 01:46:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

Not going to reply to everything you tweet about this, I promise, but this is exactly right. I totally wanted a single-task tool, something that would let me focus on reading and note taking. It’s brilliant.

Wed Jan 06 01:47:56 +0000 2021

RT @JHUPress: Now available in paperback from Johns Hopkins University Press: "Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the Universi…

Wed Jan 06 15:45:23 +0000 2021

Jesus. Just... Jesus.

Wed Jan 06 21:35:18 +0000 2021

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

I don’t even fucking know.

Wed Jan 06 21:36:49 +0000 2021

Four years ago, the morning after the election, I had a terrible phone conversation with my mother in which she asked why I was so upset. “There’ll be another election,” she said. “God, I hope so,” I said. THIS IS WHAT I WAS FUCKING TALKING ABOUT.

Wed Jan 06 21:39:15 +0000 2021

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

It’s a horror. The only thing saving me right now is watching the moderate dudes on CNN finally losing it, calling them terrorists, calling him a criminal...

Wed Jan 06 21:41:06 +0000 2021

Replying to @jackjewers

Yes, precisely. Except how we get through those 14 days feels like a way too open question right now.

Wed Jan 06 21:43:15 +0000 2021

Replying to @tressiemcphd

I am sorely missing the Xanax that no one since I left NY will give me a prescription for.

Wed Jan 06 21:45:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @jackjewers

This, exactly. This polite dispersal of the crowd is not how everyone gets treated. At all.

Wed Jan 06 22:10:49 +0000 2021

.@Mike_Pence: Invoke the 25th. Swear in the newly elected Senators. And let the new Senate begin bringing order back to this country. NOW.

Wed Jan 06 22:26:58 +0000 2021

RT @CoriBush: My first resolution in Congress will be to call for the expulsion of the Republican members of Congress who incited this dome…

Wed Jan 06 22:27:20 +0000 2021

My heart rate is starting to return to something like normal, and now the nausea is setting in.

Wed Jan 06 22:37:00 +0000 2021

Many of us want to be, and wish we were, but we’re not. It may not be you and me, but this is still us. And we need to own it. https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1346932050746630149

Wed Jan 06 22:54:25 +0000 2021

Isn’t this just the question. I don’t know how to go on with conferencing as usual. https://twitter.com/amandalicastro/status/1346953080286404609

Wed Jan 06 22:56:23 +0000 2021

CNN just said his account has been locked for 12 hours!

Thu Jan 07 00:11:28 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

It only took 4 years.

Thu Jan 07 00:12:15 +0000 2021

Something something rats something sinking ships.

Fri Jan 08 02:45:53 +0000 2021

RT @BernieSanders: Some people ask: Why would you impeach and convict a president who has only a few days left in office? The answer: Prece…

Fri Jan 08 23:34:06 +0000 2021

Replying to @BerondaM

Right there with you, friend.

Fri Jan 08 23:37:08 +0000 2021

Replying to @soledadobrien

I read the quote as keeping the racism in the draw that would be replicated, and “insanity” as actual insanity. But I think by “rural, working-class voters” he means “white rural etc,” as usual, and that’s where he’s mistaken: there is no permanent majority there. Thankfully.

Sun Jan 10 13:09:23 +0000 2021

I wish I’d had the bandwidth \(literally time available, but also emotional wherewithal\) to pay more attention to the great things happening at #mla21. I’m glad that I’ll have the opportunity to follow up with the recordings. +

Mon Jan 11 12:48:48 +0000 2021

Replying to @kfitz

What the recordings can’t do, of course, is provide opportunity for discussion with colleagues. For that, I strongly recommend MLA Commons. Join the 2021 MLA Convention group, or groups related to the panels you want to discuss, and dive in! @humcommons

Mon Jan 11 12:51:44 +0000 2021

Replying to @BatsInLavender

Oh man. Two springs ago, we had a juvenile hawk training in our backyard. It was amazing to see, but we were very glad that \(a\) they were not quite up to speed with the hunting yet, and \(b\) the chipmunks were way faster.

Tue Jan 12 22:41:29 +0000 2021

Replying to @miriamkp and @sharonmleon

This is the GREATEST.

Tue Jan 12 22:45:08 +0000 2021

THIS. Omg, this. This is what leadership should be. https://twitter.com/hralperta/status/1349139334549696518

Tue Jan 12 23:47:51 +0000 2021

RT @KUServes: Can you tell that we're getting excited for @kfitz's keynote address on January 27, sponsored by @TheCommonsKU and @kulibrar…

Thu Jan 14 01:26:57 +0000 2021

RT @sophist_monster: The first article \("Tracing the Human in Amazon Mechanical Turk through Rhetorical Text Mining"\) from our Following MT…

Thu Jan 14 22:05:15 +0000 2021

Replying to @alondra

Huge congratulations, and thank you from all of us!

Fri Jan 15 23:31:15 +0000 2021

Replying to @nancybaym

From where I’m sitting right now, it’s hard to imagine it before mid-2022.

Sat Jan 16 21:07:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @xina and @nancybaym

And even that depends on a lot of factors: widespread vaccine acceptance, serious reductions in community transmission rates, etc.

Sat Jan 16 21:35:18 +0000 2021

Replying to @nancybaym

Oh yes me too. May it all come together better than I think.

Sat Jan 16 21:35:46 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: ACH-AL: The ACH Affiliation & Liaisons Committee develops relationships with organizations to collaborate and share opportun…

Mon Jan 18 20:34:57 +0000 2021

RT @achdotorg: Join us this July 22-23 for #ACH2021 online! The CFP deadline is February 1. Formats include workshops, panels, roundtables…

Mon Jan 18 20:35:03 +0000 2021

I am only slowly coming to terms with the fact that I will never again in my life see a passing reference to Steve Earle without thinking “on an elliptical machine.” https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/990755917728796673

Mon Jan 18 22:26:12 +0000 2021

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

It’s awful and 100% in keeping. 💔

Tue Jan 19 13:03:59 +0000 2021

RT @BerondaM: The absence of public egregiousness may feel like a return to normalcy to some, and at the same time a return to the anxiety…

Wed Jan 20 13:43:35 +0000 2021

Replying to @gmbritton and @josebowen

Ooh, I cannot wait to read this!

Wed Jan 20 17:50:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Same, friend. ❤️

Wed Jan 20 18:56:05 +0000 2021

My timeline is 100% filled with love for Amanda Gorman. If I wasn’t already moved and delighted by the events of this day, that put me right over the edge.

Wed Jan 20 18:59:04 +0000 2021

We’re thinking a lot about community, safety, and trust at Humanities Commons these days — alas, for reasons. We’d really like your thoughts on how we can remain as open as possible while protecting our community from bad actors. https://team.hcommons.org/2021/01/21/community-safety-and-trust/

Thu Jan 21 17:20:40 +0000 2021

Replying to @MikeAASmith

There are a LOT of possibilities, which I hesitate to name. But you can imagine, I’m sure, what a platform that encourages unmoderated content creation could find on its hands.

Thu Jan 21 17:43:58 +0000 2021

Replying to @MikeAASmith

I’m not sure how much of a difference it makes. Bad actors who create accounts in order to harass or threaten other users damage a community directly, but bad actors who create accounts in order to post a lot of spam undermine it in other ways.

Thu Jan 21 18:17:13 +0000 2021

RT @JMarkOckerbloom: Every online community open to the public has to deal with these issues once it reaches a certain degree of visibility…

Thu Jan 21 18:24:13 +0000 2021

Replying to @katinalynn

It is indeed. 😕

Thu Jan 21 18:38:29 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: We need your help. As bad actors continue to try to access the Commons we're thinking about how to keep our community safe.…

Fri Jan 22 00:43:58 +0000 2021

Replying to @toddbutler and @insidehighered

This is so great, Todd!

Fri Jan 22 13:37:42 +0000 2021

Important ways of considering the downstream effects of COVID-19 on faculty careers, but also ways that accounting for those effects might encourage us to adopt more generous modes of evaluation even in good times. https://twitter.com/toddbutler/status/1352603617656664071

Fri Jan 22 13:39:50 +0000 2021

Replying to @unsworth

Many of us would benefit from such self-awareness.

Fri Jan 22 16:47:11 +0000 2021

RT @humcommons: ICYMI: We need your help. As bad actors continue to try to access the Commons we're thinking about how to keep our communit…

Fri Jan 22 16:55:49 +0000 2021

Replying to @nancybaym

Oh no. I am so sorry, Nancy.

Sat Jan 23 13:52:07 +0000 2021

“You will, one day, look across a table at the kindest sociopaths you have ever loved.” Why challenging white supremacy requires breaking up not just with “whiteness” but with actual white people. https://twitter.com/tressiemcphd/status/1353501536131969025

Mon Jan 25 01:47:18 +0000 2021

RT @kulibraries: This Wednesday, join us for a keynote presentation by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, author of "Generous Thinking: A Radical Approa…

Mon Jan 25 14:26:14 +0000 2021

This has been a difficult day, in oh so many ways. May tomorrow be better.

Mon Jan 25 23:24:21 +0000 2021

Replying to @DianeJakacki

Thanks, Diane!

Tue Jan 26 13:09:16 +0000 2021

Replying to @JoshBolick

Thanks, Josh! Looking forward to it!

Tue Jan 26 13:09:35 +0000 2021

We’re continuing to think about the measures we might employ to keep our community safe and inclusive. Please share your ideas! https://team.hcommons.org/2021/01/21/community-safety-and-trust/ https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/1352305124627144705

Tue Jan 26 15:39:20 +0000 2021

Humanities Commons needs to hear from you: nominate yourself or a colleague to join our User Advisory or Technical Advisory groups. https://team.hcommons.org/2021/01/26/we-need-your-input/

Tue Jan 26 16:58:30 +0000 2021

Things at KU right now are challenging, to say the least. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to talk with folks there today about what generous leadership might do in response. See you in about half an hour. https://twitter.com/kulibraries/status/1353706832146083846

Wed Jan 27 14:52:53 +0000 2021

RT @kulibraries: Let's keep today's conversations with @kfitz going! The Research Sprints & the Information Literacy mini-grants committees…

Wed Jan 27 20:11:01 +0000 2021

Enormous thanks to everyone at @kulibraries @KUServes @TheCommonsKU for such a great day of conversations. I’m looking forward to following up with you on our collective paths forward!

Wed Jan 27 21:07:54 +0000 2021

Replying to @JoshBolick, @kulibraries, @KUServes and @TheCommonsKU

Thank you! It was great seeing you and so many colleagues today.

Thu Jan 28 02:08:01 +0000 2021

I just attempted to pay for something online via PayPal. I don’t like it, but I do want to minimize the number of places I give CC numbers to. But… in order to pay with PayPal, I now have to agree to receive PayPal notifications in Facebook Messenger?

Uh.. NO.

Thu Jan 28 22:36:39 +0000 2021

\(Maybe y’all all knew this\. It’s the first time I’ve seen it\. And it’s enough to make me withdraw from PayPal entirely\.\)

Thu Jan 28 22:37:26 +0000 2021

Replying to @sharonmleon

This gave me no option to move forward without agreeing. NO NO NO.

Thu Jan 28 22:42:12 +0000 2021

Replying to @mia_out

I am super close. And I’ve just deployed PayPal as a payment processor for an org, and am now super reconsidering.

Thu Jan 28 22:42:55 +0000 2021

Replying to @academicdave

That’s worth considering. I’ve used Apple Pay \(not Card\) for a lot of stuff precisely because it obscures the CC number. And yes, Apple knows every freaking thing I do, but I trust them a LOT more than FB.

Thu Jan 28 22:49:26 +0000 2021

Replying to @corniest2016 and @harriekd

That’s all well and good in the aftermath. But I don’t want to have to agree to the connection in the first place.

Thu Jan 28 23:22:59 +0000 2021