7 thoughts on “Academia on social media

  1. Tim November 7, 2022 / 9:39 AM

    Well done Manu – my thoughts exactly although, of course, you put them more eloquently. As a person who sits outside academia, but with a strong interest in the discovery, understanding and application of ecological research, the people who do it, and the friendships made, twitter has been a communication lifeline Love your work!

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  2. Markus Eichhorn November 7, 2022 / 7:08 PM

    I’m feeling more ambivalent. Like yourself, I invested a lot of my time and identity into Twitter. I’ve learnt a great deal from it, made new friends (and probably lost a few), and it was particularly helpful during lockdown and early parenthood by providing a social connection that wouldn’t otherwise have been available. On the other hand the last few weeks have been a sharp reminder that Twitter remains a commercial operation and service provider. What we made of it was great but it was never really ours.

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    • Manu Saunders November 7, 2022 / 7:49 PM

      agree. i guess I don’t really care about it being commercial, everything is, I’m a bit more concerned about how insalubrious the environment will become and whether it will be safe to be there


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