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An online conversation on “the political”

A lot of colleagues in the academic space look at Twitter as just the site where they would come and waste their time. I see it as an online space where I can learn from other smart colleagues. One of the reasons I started #ScholarSunday was to share my views of which scholars I followed and why I learned so much from them. Recently we had a conversation around a tweet sent by Dave Karpf from George Washington University. I quote the tweet below, and then you can read the Storify of the conversation that ensued.

As you can see, this conversation is one where we bridge disciplinary boundaries, conceptual frameworks and definitions. And it all happened on Twitter. Is it really a waste of time? Of course it’s not. It’s a space of learning, research and teaching.

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