Advice for junior faculty on dealing with the nasty side of social media

This a little old but there’s some great advice here. It’s written by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association. Read it in full here:

1. Do not let dust-ups such as these stop you from blogging/tweeting/whatever.

2. Listen carefully to these debates, though, as they will tell you something important about your field and the folks in it.

3. Use your blog/twitter/whatever professionally.

4. Make your tweets and blog posts your own.

5. If somebody says they’d prefer not to be tweeted or blogged, respect that.

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