Is there a future for the academic social capital held on twitter? | Impact of Social Sciences (

This, by Mark Carrigan, makes many good points re The Developments at Twitter and what they mean for academics, academics institutions, and the wider society

Shrove Monday in Academia

How it started It’s no secret that Mainz is a carnival hot spot. Shrove Monday, the day of the biggest parade and the most frantic celebrations, is a de facto public holiday in the city. But the de facto bit is important here: the city can’t make it a proper holiday, yet nobody who can possibly avoid it…