I’m experimenting, of course, with so-called social networking media for what they have to offer Journalists and J-instructors and students. Also, I’m racing to keep up with their next arc. Thus, the WORD twitters atÂ twitter.com/theWORD_HC. The “experts” say that those who want recognition as serious bloggers (so that they may exert influence and, for me, to teach students how to exert influence), have to blog frequently.
Exert influence? Just another way of saying disseminating information (which can exert influence).
And, hopefully as well as strategically, the blogs contain content and information and wit. And, if they falter, at least the effort can help satisfy that yearning to try. Right now, I’m wrestling with writing and rewriting and rewriting the rewrites of “Do Not Remove Any Documents!!!” â€“ a series about the perversion of core Academic principles in a certain department at Hunter [-:)].
It’s an ongoing project using empirical research, ethnography and in-depth and guerrilla journalism.Â Because of the demands of that effort, the constant need to revise and revise, I seem to be resorting to posting quick takes which, I hope, will provide “content and information and wit” in keeping with the advice of “experts” while I rush to get DNRAD!!! ready.
So, here are some observations and comments about Twittering.