My essay “Facebooking Your Way Out of Tenure” appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, July 3, 2009. [online]. It is part of my regular column, “P&T Confidential.” The essay (first of two parts) looks at how the vast new world of online social networks–Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, Twitter, etc.–has affected many parts of our lives, including promotion and tenure for academics. In part one I deal with how Facebook can negatively influence the way people, including those who will decide on your tenure bid, think about you. In part two, next month, I will outline tenure-friendly Facebooking activities.
Originally posted July 3, 2009 at PolicyByBlog