Together with Frank Sonntag I have created a new Mastodon instance: FediScience, a friendly place where scientists can let their hair down.

There I will write about my work about the quality of climate data at a scientific level in English.

This will be/stay my private, sometimes German and local () account.


There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

@benis Science is about reality. As long as you and your friends reject reality, you will call science politicised, there is nothing science can do about that. Science will never submit to your violence and bullying. If we would, it would stop being science.

@nawi Have not thought about that. How about when you work on your thesis? Anyway, there will always be edge cases and we are not going to check what people's credentials are, except if they behave weirdly.

If you feel that this is your tribe and you do not organize drunken frat parties, you should be okay.

@VictorVenema what if you're researching drunken frat parties?

Okay okay, I'll show myself out… ^^

There is also '', but as you can see, this is a biased opinion! :)
The beauty of this system of course is the ability for fediscience and scholar to exist within the same network.

@citc The great thing of Mastodon is that it gives the users choice. There is clearly overlap, but there are also clear differences in scope and style.

@VictorVenema Hello. Is there a community bot or other account I can follow to get a peek inside that community as it grows? Just to keep it on my radar. :)

Or if you post a reply from your other account there and it'll be easier to spontaneously click follow from my current interface.

Great idea btw.

@human_equivalent @VictorVenema Hi Björn, not sure what kind of community bot you are thinking of. One that boosts all local toots?

As far as I can see you can see all members and if you click on them you can see all their toots. If not we should change that.

(If you copy the URL of someone's account in your own Mastodon instance search box, you will see the account and can easily follow.)

@VictorVenema @VictorVenema I don't know myself, I had nothing in specific in mind. Something that boosts all toots sounds a bit too spammy. :)

Yup, sure, that's true, I just wanted to sand down that awkward step. I think the less friction there is the faster it'll grow.

@VictorVenema can it be accepted as self-taught at that instance? Because I am interested.

@pettter What kind of collaboration are your thinking off?

They are running a summer school with online talks by researchers in a little while for example.

@guysoft Frank is a former meteorologist. The first half of my scientific work I did meteorology, I guess, I measured clouds and modelled cloud structure. Nowadays I mainly do climate change.

Initially we thought of making an instance for the Earth sciences, but an instance for all sciences fits better to the Grassroots Review Journal system I am building. @GrassrootsReview
And you need a certain mass of people for an instance to work.

Melde dich an, um an der Konversation teilzuhaben ist eine Mastodon-Instanz für Bonn und alle, die Bonn mögen.

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