Social Media considerations

1:21 PM 0 Comments

I use a lot of social media (facebook and Google + primarily), but I find these two articles to be relevant reviews of unspoken rules and practices with social media interactions.

7 Unwritten Rules Of Social Media

There's a bunch to consider, folks. It's like I try to teach my students (same as others do): Once it's there, it's there. We leave impressions of ourselves all over the Internet. The best thing we can do is try to keep it all positive and not detract from how we want to be perceived. But I agree with much of what's written here.

What do I think the most important lesson is here? I think it's what I'll call the "Jerry Rule." You see, when my wife and I were first married, we went to church with a guy named Jerry. Jerry never heard a question he couldn't answer. As a matter of fact, no one even tried to participate in the discussions in Sunday School, because Jerry would answer every question and never shut up.

Online is the same. Just because you post a lot of content doesn't mean it's good content or that everyone is excited to hear what you're saying.

As with any technology integrated, just be smart, ok?


News: Killing Peer Review - Inside Higher Ed

3:09 PM 0 Comments

See article: News: Killing Peer Review - Inside Higher Ed

I have written about my thoughts on academic publishing before. But I really think the idea behind this posting is interesting. I don't know if it would work, but it is interesting nonetheless.


Why the blogspot blog?

9:24 PM 0 Comments

Simple answer: I use everything else Google, so why not?

I'm tired of paying for a domain that I just don't think I'm getting my ROI on.

Simple enough.


Just an update from yesterday

For any who read yesterday's post, I just wanted to publicly congratulate Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim on successfully defending his dissertation yesterday. Well done!


What I love about my job

5:58 AM 1 Comments


What do I love about my job? Well, pretty much everything.  I feel so incredibly blessed to work as an educator.  I love everything about working on a college campus.  Right now, as I type, I look out my window and watch students walking to class.  I remember those days as a student.  They were wonderful.  Sure, I had classes I hated (hello, College Algebra!), but I loved being a student.  It's probably one of the reasons why I kept going to school for so long.