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The networked academic: New identities & roles


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Networked identities differ from institutional roles, and networked practices therefore change not only what scholars do, but who they think they are. The presentation outlines findings from a 2013/14 ethnographic study on the different ways and purposes scholars engage in networked scholarship, especially on Twitter.

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The networked academic: New identities & roles

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  4. 4. 64 Those within the academy become very skilled at judging the stuff of reputations. Where has the person's work been published. what claims of priority in discovery have they established. how often have they been cited. how and where reviewed. what prizes x/ on. xx/ hat institutional ties earned. what organizations led? - X/ illinsky. J. (2010)
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  7. 7. An intensive ethnography of 13 networked scholars from around the English- speaking globe: 3 months of participant observation. written reflections. interviews. analysis of blog posts.
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  9. 9. 44 I blossomed on Twitter as a professorial person once I injected the fun stuff: I tweet photos of glasses of wine after I submit a paper. I show both sides. Being personal has earned me more followers but also better and nicer conversations. - @raulpacheco ’ y
  10. 10. “ INTERSECTIONS People want a way to contact you outside institutional means. to talk to you about your work and that's how your work gets viral. ..especially with popular websites for a public audience. popularizing and socializing research is the way to go. - @wishcrys ’ 9
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  13. 13. "l've grown this global network sitting on my ass and it offends people. ..they say "it's not scholarly" but it's really just not on their terms. It has success. But when you're the one getting keynotes. people who've bought into older notions of success. they feel cheated. " — @thesiswhisperer
  14. 14. ‘ ‘ Network and identity are partly contradictory terms — I can't practice my networked identity without the community in which that identity is realized by others. People include what you're doing in what they're thinking. N N RETHINKING IDENTITY - @KateMfD
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