A couple of days ago I did a twitter experiment of trying to even the gender-distribution of people I follow. Since then, very scantily clad women with names that differ from their twitter handle have started following me. I'm reporting them as hacked accounts. Anyone else have a similar experience?
“Stack Overflow isn’t very welcoming. It’s time for that to change.” https://medium.com/@jayhanlon/welcome-wagon-dd57cbdd54d9
Good to see a new emphasis on being *welcoming*.
Ok, after improving my male/female "following ratio" from 72/28 to 59/38 according to https://www.proporti.onl/ (no, I didn't just add random women) twitters "Who to follow" suggestions became slightly more balanced .. 4 of the top 12 suggestions are now women (where it was 0/12 before). I guess that explains twitters suggestion algorithm: "Look, here's someone that is exactly like everyone you already know"
... seriously .. I had to go to the 28th suggestion before I found a woman.
I'm not sure I understand whats going on. Woman and men are equally active and represented on twitter [https://hbr.org/2009/06/new-twitter-research-men-follo]. It must be either bias in the suggestion algorithm, the fact that I'm a man and it lumps me in with other men, or that my field (Computational biology) has more men. Either way this is reinforcing the problem
Hey if you heard the podcast discussion with @jschwabish, you heard me speculate that “maybe” early vis.social members skewed male because “maybe” mostly men followed me on Twitter, and Twitter is the only place where I promoted vis.social, initially.
Um, well, I just learned that Twitter’s analytics estimates your follower gender balance for you, and, er…
Upgraded vis.social to the next tier hosting plan, as we’ve now got almost 1,000 members! 😮
To help this experiment succeed, please contribute!
1. Share your questions, feedback, critiques, and works-in-progress. 🎨
2. Help invite & welcome others. Be as inclusive as possible. 🤝
3. Donate a little 💰, if you are in a comfortable position to do so (but 1 & 2 are more important).
I’m formulating a plan for inclusion efforts on vis.social, with the goal of making this a more diverse (and therefore more valuable and sustainable) social space.
But… I don't know what I'm doing! Please review and comment to me here, or in the doc:
Thanks to @kristinHenry’s great question, I’ve asked on the forums “how to foster inclusivity and welcome new members to Mastodon”.
I loved @DisneyPixar's "Inside Out". Really enjoy this matrix combining the five base emotions with each other. I honestly think kids benefit from watching this movie as is creates a good starting point to talk about emotions. Source: https://buff.ly/2J4pA2y