Tweckling Twitterfolk: Chronicle Readers React to the New World of Twitter Conference Humiliation.

Marc Parry, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Nov 19, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This item refers to an earlier Chronicle story describing how people use backchannels (mostly Twitter) to heckle speakers at conferences. It's perfect fare for Chronicle readers: "It appears that the nasty, vicious, backstabbing academic culture has reached a new low with the pack mentality of tweeters who vilify a speaker contemporaneously. Because, you know, there was no bad behaviour among academic at all before backchannels and Twitter.
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