My thoughts on #TwitterMigration 

Twitter made being an independent scholar less isolating when I was an early career researcher. It definitely made me feel connected when, years later, I left all that is familiar, including my academic peers and friends to move back to Asia, to a totally foreign academic ecosystem. It made my toxic work environment more bearable. But I realised, as I’ve seen many who remained on Twitter accused Mastodon for creating silos, that I’ve — we have — essentially been taught to create our own silos on Twitter as well. Even if it may not seem so because Twitter isn’t federated. 1/


My thoughts on #TwitterMigration 

So while I find myself missing Twitter, it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. I’ve been on Mastodon for a couple of weeks now, and found myself enjoying my time here. There’s more conversations. I’m talking to fellow academics again rather than merely liking their posts. It feels like Twitter of old again in a way, but with the possibility of more ephemerality, especially when we can choose to move servers.

So, I’m looking forward to staying and making my home here.

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