Twexit & transition to pachyderm… 🦣

What a crazy week it has been! Was monitoring what was going on with the BlueBird over the last week. Ugly. In short, the complete dismantling of Team leaders & Teams, processes related to ensuring content monitoring & the safety & wellbeing of its users. Why? All becoz its new El Hefe is a snowflake who cannot handle ppl saying ‘no’ to him. Wow, who knew?

So the Twexit of scientists begins & is apparently ongoing… Already this week 230K moved over to Mastodon, looking for the nice scientific milieu they had enjoyed for a number of years over at the BlueBird. I was one of those who mutated into a wrinkly pachyderm this week also!

Have not posted to my blog here for ages – mainly because Covid pretty much nixed travel. But this summer I did travel again. Have lots of good stories & of course lovely photos to share! So will try to add some posts about that over the next couple of months. Stay tuned…

But in the meantime, if you are looking for me online, I can be found !


Update, 2nd part of December: There seems to have been a mass migration of scientists, journals, & journalists to Mastodon. Looks like the Washington Post & the Wall Street Journal have publishing articles on Mastodon that include tips for new users… things get curiouser & curiouser. Who knows what 2023 will bring, eh?