Jerk seitan, tostones and maduros, beans and slaw at this week's community dinner!

There are a *bunch* of other incredible computational communication scholars running as well! I hope you'll vote for me but I actually feel pretty conflicted myself! If one of the other candidates gets the plurality, I think that would pretty awesome too! (5/5)

I've posted a candidate statement that you can read on the election site. The things I'm most psyched to do include increasing the presence/profile of computational methods in the field/@icahdq@twitter.com & working to increase diversity, , and within @ica_cm@twitter.com. (4/5)

This is basically a "service role." Leadership plans the conference, goes to meetings, and so on. I'm running because although I teach at @UWComm@twitter.com, my background/training is outside com. @ica_cm@twitter.com provided a home for me and an path into the field. I am running to give back. (3/5)

You need to be a member of @icahdq@twitter.com and the @ica_cm@twitter.com sub-group to vote. If you do computational work in/around communication, you should *definitely* be a part of @ica_cm@twitter.com! Details on how to vote are on this page: icahdq.org/page/Election2019 (2/5)

I am running for Vice Chair in @ica_cm@twitter.com (the International Communication Association's Computational Methods group)! The winner will later upgrade to Chair. The election ends in a few days (Oct 15). If you are a computational communication scholar, I hope you'll vote for me! (1/5)

The other keynotes are @_sagesharp_@twitter.com, @lishevita@twitter.com & @abbycabs@twitter.com! I'm *even more* humbled to be at the top of the program with those three! @seagl@twitter.com 2019 is going to be great!

As a lifelong Seattleite and most-of-my-lifelong free software person, I am *incredibly* honored to be giving one of the keynote addresses at @seagl@twitter.com this year.
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The fourth and final @seagl 2019 keynote has just been announced. We are very excited to have @makoshark presenting - seagl.org/news/2@seagl@twitter
twitter.com/nathanhandler/stat

I have known @zephoria@twitter.com for many years. She is *so* deserving of the @EFF@twitter.com pioneer award. Her speech is important and incredibly timely. I feel honored to know her and to have worked with her!
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Last night, I@zephoria@twitter.comred by the @EFF. As I reflected on what got me@EFF@twitter.comthis place, I realized I needed to reckon with how I have benefited from men whose actions have helped…
twitter.com/zephoria/status/11

A new paper I worked on describes how Discord moderators build innovative solutions to scaling problems with tools from their past experience w/ Reddit as guides & templates. The work was led by Charlie Kiene w/ Aaron Jiang. mako.cc/copyrighteous/how-disc

Spam/phishing email from the "atdot.cc support team" elicits a fleeting happy fantasy before reality rushes back in. Alas, if any such team exists, I am the only member.😔

I have noticed
the slush
that was in
the food court

and which
is quite probably
flavored
like Kool-Aid

forgive me
for posting the picture:

I'd like to use "sinonym" as another word for an immoral act. Or perhaps to refer to the Chinese name for something. Sadly, I think it might just be another word for another word.

Read about my research groups newest project on measuring and modeling "underproduction" of software infrastructure. Project is led by Kaylea Champion w/ help from Aaron Shaw, Mortan Warncke-Wang & me. Funding is from the Ford and Sloan Foundations. blog.communitydata.science/new

this talk by @mako last year on how the tools of free software have been co-opted in order to create freedom for companies instead of freedom for humans did a great job of bringing together a bunch of threads I've been following recently as well as pointing out new insights and ways forward.

highly recommended if you care about ways in which software can help people and are concerned about our work being subverted.

boingboing.net/2018/06/21/digi

@elmiko
Thank you for sharing!

It's really important to remind us of the moral dimension of software freedom and to link this to human freedom: Free Software is primarily for people and not to create freedom for companies.

I found two summaries of the talk. One by @doctorow at @boingboing

"How markets plundered Free Software's best stuff and used it to create freedom for companies, not people"

boingboing.net/2018/06/21/digi

And one by @mako on his website:

mako.cc/copyrighteous/librepla

watching this nice video from last year's libreplanet, i'm finding it to be thought provoking. if you are into the social aspects of #foss techniques and ideologies, check it out:

youtube.com/watch?v=vBknF2yUZZ

This echoes @mako’s thoughts:

‘These decisions to embrace nonfree and private development tools undermine our credibility in advocating for software freedom and compromise our freedom, and that of our users, in ways that we should reject.’

— Free Software Needs Free Tools 👉🏻 mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tool

The analysis is built around a series of Bayesian regression models at different stages of user experience that we used to unpack the way that the relationships between gender/feedback and sharing/participation look very different among less/more experienced users.

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