The Power and Politics of Discursive Networks
Hashtags are deictic, indexical – yet what they point to is themselves, their own dual role in ongoing discourse. Focusing on hashtags used for topics from Ferguson, Missouri, to Australian politics, from online quilting communities to labour protests, from feminist outrage to drag pop culture, this collection follows hashtag publics as they trend beyond Twitter into other spaces of social networking such as Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr as well as other media spaces such as television, print, and graffiti.
Chapter Twenty: Hashtagging #HigherEd
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SAVA SAHELI SINGH
Today’s academic landscape is changing significantly and rapidly, and scholars entering academia have to overcome bigger and different hurdles—jobs are more competitive, expectations higher, the need to stand out more urgent. Scholars have begun to use the Internet as a place to build and create academic identities to supplement their CVs and as a way to showcase technology skills while establishing an online presence and identity—valuable traits in an evolving academic world. This can take many forms, including, for example: personal blogs, online journals, mainstream online outlets, a page on academia.edu, or a social media presence.
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