I guess we (academics) use Twitter now? Some context: I attended three conferences this summer and was shocked (do we say “shook” now?) by how much behind-the-scenes action was going on (#FOMO). So thank goodness for kind souls who saw some of us bumbling around in the dark:
Because the night is dark and full of TIDBITS! One positive thing about being a fifth year postdoc is that (I’d like to think) I’ve received a lot of insight on the #hiddencirriculum from my mentors over the years. But come to find out, Twitter is a treasure trove with a hive mind of, like, twelve hundred mentors:
I’ve also come across (and attempted to contribute to) some really cool resources:
And some pretty relevant discussions:
Along with some real talk about situations that I think many of us have found ourselves in:
As well as some tough love/I feel attacked (in a motivated way):
And just some hilarity that could make even a sixth year postdoc crack a smile:
All in all, Twitter: A time suck, sure. But a stone/log with lots of learning tidbits/bugs hidden underneath.