Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Is There Such a Thing as Scholarly Tweeting?
Apparently there is. The January 26th Chronicle of Higher Education has an article about the role played by Twitter in a Modern Language Association meeting in December: At Language Scholars' Convention, Social Media Amplify the Discourse. According to Amanda French, recently a visiting research scholar at NYU, "Monthly or quarterly journals and annual conferences used to be the way that scholars talked [she struck through "wrote" here] among themselves, but now it's e-mail listservs (yes, still) and, better, the much more public blogosphere and twittersphere."