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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Hey, let’s get back to some cool stuff I read online recently: • I really like this post from Tenured Radical, which is largely about facebook, faculty meetings, and school starting. In particular, this line is spot-on: If I can … Continue reading
Yesterday concluded the RSA Summer Institute, held here at Penn State. Participants from around the country came to discuss rhetoric in either a week-long seminar or a weekend workshop (or for some, both). I was in the Queering Rhetorical Studies … 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