Hi. This is an #introduction. I'm Jack. I'm the science editor at CNET.com, a good website on the internet. I write science stories for a living. I like to call out bullshit science and science reporting.
I'm ready to jump ship from The Bad Bird Site.
You can find all my stuff here: https://www.cnet.com/profiles/jacksonryan/
@dctrjack Hi Jack, welcome!
One of the fabulous things about this project and protocol is that due to this open nature - you don't even need to completely "jump ship".
Some people don't like it though, so your mileage may vary.
My thoughts are that you should only post your original content here and no retweets or anything with an "@" in it via a crossposter.
See my timeline for my further thoughts on this.
@dctrjack I used to lie and say I did, and that Clancy had to take out the full stop for legal reasons for his books. 😊
@nixfreak CRISPR is going to be an incredible tool for so many things. I wrote about this a couple of times in 2019!
@dctrjack nice to meet you! I write sci-fi for a living - Got one scifi thriller in the can and I'm halfway through the second while I sent out query letters. Can't wait to see what you write about.
@dctrjack Welcome Jack! Can you include a link to mastodon on your cnet profile (preferably with a rel=me attribute https://docs.joinmastodon.org/user/profile) or link a tweet in which you confirm that this is your mastodon account? Verifying users is always a bit complicated if they are not exactly using a company or private domain for their instance.
@ben_hr I have a way higher post threshold on Twitter because its so toxic. Feels like there's always someone ready to jump down your throat. Been a fun couple of weeks on Mastodon with its pace and just... people are kinder? Ha.
@dctrjack Hi, and welcome here ! I am curious, were you trained as a science journalist or do you have a different training originally ?
@StrepsipZerg I trained as a molecular biologist, actually!
I did an undergrad in lab medicine, then a doctorate in molecular biology. I shifted to writing in 2016, at the end of my PhD.
@StrepsipZerg give me a yell if you want to chat about anything. Always happy to pass on what worked for me!
@dctrjack just saw this pop up on my TL. Welcome to the good place! How are you finding it so far?
Also, can you tell me a piece I should read of yours that you're either most proud of or you enjoyed writing the most? I'd like to read it.
@steve Hello Steve!
Thanks for the kind welcome. I definitely have one piece that I really enjoyed writing last year called "Journey to the Dragon Palace and Back" -- it's linked here.
You can also check out a lot of stories from my time to Antarctica in January this year under the #antarctica tag on my page.
Me i like to call out "good websites" that invades users privacy with tons of trackers without any consent.
@miklo Nice one!
This is like telling the UberEats driver the food you ordered tastes terrible, but go off 😂
@dctrjack Heya Jack. Welcome to the neighborhood. Looking forward to the science backed myth busting :)
@dctrjack – My husband is a NASA scientist, so I spend many a movie listening to him huff and puff and mutter under his breath that "that could never happen," "it really doesn't work that way," "ridiculous..."
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