Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Windows in the Ivory Tower

A recent U.S. News and World Report celebrates the enthusiasm of graduate and professional students for academic blogging, "Blogging their Way through Academe." In contrast, Ivan Tribble's article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, "Bloggers Need Not Apply," suggests that Google searching by search committees have costs for job candidates in higher education who project their political and personal personae into cyberspace. Inside Higher Education's Jeff Rice complains about the lack of linguistic and rhetorical play among academic "Serious Bloggers."

View source or view address technology can reveal the identities of even "anonymous" peer reviewers, the Wired Campus reveals in "Peer Reviewers' Identities Exposed," so established scholars who steer clear of the blogosphere may also find that their privacy has been compromised.



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