About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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As usual, Alex Reid delivers with a smart response to this Chronicle article. Reid: Why ask whether writing on the Internet makes you a better academic writer? Why not ask whether academic writing makes you a better user of social … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
• Harvard Business: An analysis of Twitter based on gender. Men are more likely to follow other men and more likely to be followed by more people, although there are more women on Twitter than men. Additionally, 90% of the … Continue reading
Mark links to this post of tweets celebrating the assassination of Dr. Tiller, who was murdered in his church on Sunday because he provides abortions. The tweets are a bit sickening, I think. I’ve read plenty of scholarly work on … Continue reading