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Ten Tips for Tweeting at Conferences

A nest-shaped bowl with buttons with Twitter logos, a hash and @ signIt’s no surprise that we here at ProfHacker like Twitter. We’ve covered how to start tweeting (and why you might want to) and practical advice for teaching with Twitter. I’ve found Twitter to be a tremendous boon to developing my professional networks and helping me stay on top of what’s happening in my fields of scholarship. But there’s one place where where Twitter perhaps ends up being more valuable for me than other place: at conferences.

Tweeting at conferences is a great way to share what …


Weekend Reading: the #MLA14 Edition

conferenceLast week, a wave of good news about acceptances of panels for the Modern Language Association to be held in Chicago in January 2014 (#MLA14) were announced over Twitter. The program is full of fascinating digital work that ranges from discussing alternative forms of academic jobs (#alt-ac) and feminism; the notion of digital counterpublics in pedagogy; revisiting the notion of the database in electronic literature, and more. In this Weekend Reading edition, I showcase what I found to be some of…