Academics and Colleges Split Their Personalities for Social Media
Christian Brady, an associate professor of classics and dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University, has created two Twitter accounts, one for personal comments and research (@targuman), and the other for his role as dean (@shcdean).
|@targuman: Modern catechism? "Wireless as a common good."||@shcdean: If you are an SHC student or alumnus in the DC area this summer can you let me know? I would like to get a dinner together in mid June.|
|@targuman:David Letterman is the best and most underrated interviewer on TV. Interviewing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.||@shcdean: I want to assure you all that the new, gorgeous softball stadium Beard Field is named after a wonderful PSU supporter and not my chin hairs.|
|@targuman:Currently listening to the gutters finally being repaired (fell off in January!). Every clunk and thud makes me think $$.||@shcdean: Students: assuming funding, why wouldn't you want to study abroad for a full year? Admits are telling me you are afraid to disconnect.|
Many professors and higher-education leaders are struggling to strike a balance between their personal and professional lives when using online social media, a realm that encourages widespread sharing of thoughts and opinions. Often that means creating multiple accounts, one for each of the hats they wear. Some professors use Facebook with friends and family, reserving Twitter for professional observations, or vice versa. Professors now have what amount to "daily me" networks online, with many outlets.
BURN THE BEARD WITH FIRE!!ReplyDelete
Aw, I think he's cute, in an academic-bear sort of way (though it's the center part in his hair that I don't get). And I like his comments to students a lot. They seem warm and funny.ReplyDelete
Perhaps I'm biased because I think he hit the nail on the head about study abroad. I was afraid to disconnect, and have regretted it my whole life.
In real life, he's right handed but at work he's left handed? That's kind of weird.ReplyDelete