It seems that there’s almost as much talk about Twitter as there is Twittering.
• Chronicle Wired Campus: Tweeters are self-obsessed. What I found interesting:
“This implies that Twitter’s resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service more than a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network,” the study said.
• MLB: Cardinals Coach Tony Larussa is suing Twitter over an impostor’s account using his name.
• Time Magazine: Steven Johnson weighs in on Twitter
• Chronicle Wired Campus: 10 University-Press Directors Back Free Access to Scholarly Articles. More support for more access to scholarly publications:
In a move that puts them at odds with the official stance of the Association of American University Presses, a group of university-press directors yesterday issued a position statement that endorses “the free access to scientific, technical, and medical journal articles no later than 12 months after publication.”
• Inside Higher Ed: New study on sexual orientation and student experiences at college. Some findings:
* Gay male students have higher college grade point averages and perceive their academic work as more important.
* Gay and bisexual males are more likely to report the presence of a faculty member or administrator with whom they could discuss a problem.
* Gay and bisexual males place more importance on participating in student organizations, volunteer activities, the arts, and politics.
* Bisexual females are less satisfied with the education they are receiving and spend less time studying.
* Lesbian and bisexual females place more importance on participation in the arts and politics.
I’m assuming the comparisons imply a “than straight [males or females]” afterward. The study can be found here.
• Oregon Economics Blog: beer may be a better rehydrator than water!