From hermits to celebrities – How social media is reshaping academic hierarchies and what we can do about it

By Mark Carrigan This was originally published on the LSE Impact Blog To type the word ‘scholar’ into Google Image search leaves you immediately presented with images of bearded white men toiling away in obscurity. It has often struck me how apt this is in terms of the cultural connotations which remain attached to the … Continue reading From hermits to celebrities – How social media is reshaping academic hierarchies and what we can do about it

Publishing in an age of social media

These slides are from a workshop which Mark Carrigan ran with Sara Baker at the Faculty of Education in July 2018. The workshop explored how scholarly publishing is changing with the emergence of social media and helped participants develop strategies for linking established and emerging publications together. https://www.slideshare.net/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media

Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously

By Mark Carrigan In the last year, I’ve become increasingly preoccupied by why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously. In part, this preoccupation is analytical because following this thread has proven to be a useful way to move from my past focus on individual users of social media to a more expansive sociological account of platforms. The lifecycle … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously