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Blog post from George Veletsianos: “Is Academic Twitter Egalitarian?”

Our former College of Education colleague, George V. and Royce Kimmons (alumnus) are researching patterns of Twitter use among academics, and they are finding some very interesting patterns. Top scholars have a LOT more followers than less well-known scholars. Civil rights and advocacy play an important role in many scholars’ use of social media.  Scholars who follow more people, tweet more, ID themselves as professors and have been on Twitter longer have more followers. Nice to see someone trying to make sense of all this stuff!

New Research: Is Academic Twitter Egalitarian?


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