Two links of interest for the crowd watching the slow motion car crash at the intersection of higher ed and social media:
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s “Advice on Academic Blogging, Tweeting, Whatever,” which, in part, covers a conflict at the annual MLA conference over the ethics of tweeting proceedings.
- That debate spilled over onto Twitter (dubbed #twittergate) and was captured by Adeline Koh.
If you’d like to register an opinion, the crucial questions in those two links are these:
- Is it okay to tweet conference proceedings? Under what conditions? (ie. If the presenter gives permission.)
- How should a scholar conduct herself online and how should the academy value that conduct?
Such growing pains, though, right?