From CUNY Academic Commons
Being on Twitter, even if only as a follower, is essential for keeping up with the field. DHers use Twitter for information-sharing, discussion, and community-building, and it is a key component of DHNow (@dhnow; see Journals) and DHAnswers (@dhanswers; see Online Communities/Discussion Forums).
If you are new to Twitter, see Tips for information that will help you get started.
Note, however, that use of Twitter is not without controversy within the field, and not only between tweeters and non-tweeters – see Bethany Nowviskie’s “uninvited guests: regarding twitter at invitation-only academic events” and, of course, the comments section of her post.
We have our own Twitter account @cunydhi. Please follow us for news on CUNY DHI activities and events. We use the hashtag #cunydhi to mark DHI-related tweets; search Twitter for #cunydhi to see what we’ve been up to.
Twitter Lists of DHers
Twitter provides the ability to compile lists of users to follow. See for instance:
- Dan Cohen’s extensive Digital Humanities list of DH scholars.
- Area/discipline-specific lists such as Medievalists.net’s 60 Tweeters for Medievalists.
Readers, please help build out this section!
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