Academic Twitter

Aaron Tay put me on to this article: The weird and wonderful world of academic Twitter. “Once the realm of celebrities and their beliebers, academics are taking to Twitter: about one in 40 scholars now use the popular microblogging site, according to some sources. While scholarly chat and self-promotion abounds, Twitter also acts as a virtual water cooler, a place where academics go to build community, have some fun, and let off steam.” Fun stuff here.