Thank you to my Twitter interlocutors this morning for feedback on this post during my internal debate over it and for sharing your own experiences. Thanks also for conversations yesterday about social media and academic freedom.
In 2009, while still a graduate student, I was asked to speak at my department’s new student orientation and give the students advice on being successful in the program. The first idea that came to mind? Use Twitter. My DGS was horrified and followed up by saying graduate students shouldn’t “waste time” with that. Fortunately, my general disposition towards graduate school was to ignore all the advice I was being given because I knew then that Twitter would play a significant role in my academic career. Continue reading A Love Letter to Twitter