Consider this from a technological perspective first (i'd put out the "moralistic stance", later: Scaling Mastodon is Impossible | Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings So let's talk more about Mastodon here. I have been using this for a fewweeks now in different ways and it's pretty clear that this thing isincredibly brittle. The ActivityPub is … Continue reading Scaling up virtual presence (and conversation)
This is an interesting paper that was posted in Arxiv and I did a quick summary of this to highlight the fact that Twitter is NOT a learning source. There are better ways to go about it. It is a myth that it leads to better learning experience, but individual timelines are variable and difficult … Continue reading Twitter as an echo chamber
Why online communities are injurious to your mental health!
A diagnosis of brain tumours is devastating. It usually strikes in the economically productive age groups and often prompts an individual and the family to reorient their lives completely. In this time of distress, confusion and anxiety, families need a sheet anchor to guide them effectively. The standard of care and support is different across … Continue reading Using the Internet as a resource
This post was the result of being tagged in an interesting discussion on Twitter about survivorship. I want to give in my viewpoint. Survivorship isn’t just about a hard clinical outcome. It is about the functional autonomy of an individual. There are various issues tied up here; it wouldn’t be appropriate to discuss survivorship issues … Continue reading Biomedical research, outcomes and survivorship