Stop acting like it’s a dirty word and start thinking about how to shape your brand.
A primer on tweeting for those who have never used Twitter or have underused it.
“Twitter is by far the worst thing ever invented.” Or not.
If you don’t manage your online presence, then you are allowing search engines to create it for you.
“It’s hard to do this much damage to a college’s reputation in just a few short years.”
The pipeline for women in STEM fields is leaky because of pervasive sexism and toxic work environments.
You’ve still got more than a month to get smarter and better connected. Here’s a guide to getting started, in eight simple steps.
There are all sorts of fabulously smart people presenting at the MLA. But here are a few academics—and some Twitter accounts—we have our eyes on.
Social-media conversations at conferences can provide insightful peer review—or they can be quicksand. Here are some thoughts on how to sort the signal from the noise.
In slightly more than 140 characters, Roopika Risam explains how MLA Convention attendees can use Twitter to maximize their experience. (MLA Commons)
When I established the Twitter hashtag, I wanted to create a safe space to discuss sexual harassment in the sciences. More than 4,000 tweets later, I’ve found myself outraged, exhausted, and inspired.
Kathryn Schulz contemplates her track record on Twitter ("that goddamned blue bird") and approaches despair: How'd this thing turn into an addiction? Maybe the turning point came back in 2010, when "I broke form—or, more aptly, began to find it—and tweeted a video about cephalopods." Feels like a lot of academics will be able to relate. (New York Magazine)
At the American Sociology Association's 2010 conference, Jessie Daniels felt disappointed—all these sessions, and only one touching on race and digital media? So she fired off a tweet to vent. Fast forward to last month, and that tweet had turned into an honest-to-god, peer-reviewed article: "Race and Racism in Internet Studies: A Review and Critique." She's written a helpful procedural on how that all transpired. (The London School of Economics)