Social-Media Critique Provokes Backlash: What Is a ‘Serious Academic’?

“I’m a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer,” read the headline of an anonymous article in The Guardian. Embracing social media, as many academics are encouraged to do, amounts to little more than a dog-and-pony show, the author writes, and is more about demonstrating an exaggerated enthusiasm than anything else. The piece stirred an outcry on — where else? — social media, where academics criticized the article as out of touch and ignorant of the value of media outside the mainstream.

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