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Your work focuses on scholarly identities – can you tell us more about how academics use Twitter and how it might enhance their professional identity?

Like any aspect of identity it’s complex. The promotional narrative of “use social media! It’ll increase your circulation!” has some truth to it, but tends to miss the point or the value that longterm embedded users express…which is that Twitter enables and enriches their engagement and experience as scholars. The boost in audience is a bonus benefit rather than the core.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: blogs.lse.ac.uk

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