Tag Archives: Social Media

Boko Haram is Winning, and You are Helping

Boko Haram (BH) has had a banner couple of weeks, and the western press and social media participants have played an integral role.  This type of thing exorcises me.  I don’t like when people free ride (do not contribute to outcomes they … Continue reading

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Kristoff Kerfuffle: On the Pace of Diffusion of Ideas

Yesterday Nicholas Kristoff trolled professors, and especially political scientists, crying out: “Professors, we need you!”  Naturally, it echoed about the web (e.g., here), and kicked up a counter-response from bloggers noting that they exist (e.g., here and here).[1] What strikes … Continue reading

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Has the ISA gone “Kansas Board of Regents”?

Six weeks ago the Kansas Board of Regents caused a stir when it adopted a social media policy that is really something to behold.  You can read it here.  The International Studies Association (ISA) Executive Council recently submitted a proposal … Continue reading

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No Comment: Kansas Board of Regents Social Media Policy

Text from the Kansas BoR Social Media Policy. The chief executive officer of a state university has the authority to suspend, dismiss or terminate from employment any faculty or staff member who makes improper use of social media. “Social media” means any … Continue reading

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