I have been a member of the Academic Society of Journalists since 2020 and I work part-time in a press office and have used both forms of media. There are some advantages and disadvantages to both forms. Here’s how I see it:
Academic Social networking sites like LinkedIn and Twitter make it easy for professional writers to interact with colleagues, fellow academics, and clients. It allows them to make connections, share ideas and communicate with others who share a similar area of interest. In the academic writing world, this is particularly useful because it allows you to stay abreast of developments in your field. On the other hand, academic writing is not just about communicating information or sharing ideas. It’s also about connecting with people who share similar interests and passions.
The downside to academic social networking sites is that they often become too crowded for a new writer to be able to connect with the right people. This means that when you post your articles for public viewing, you are competing for attention and potential readers against hundreds if not thousands of other people who are also trying to get in front of the right people.
Another downside to using social networks for academic writing is that there is no anonymity. People who have blogs or profiles on social media sites can and will track down your personal information if you do not follow their rules. They might publish this information, or they may contact your employer or friends who may be associated with you, either through email or via social media sites. When this happens, your privacy can be compromised and that can be difficult for anyone to deal with.
With academic writing, however, you don’t have to worry about these issues. You are writing for your students. You are writing for the people you teach or research with. And since these people are likely to be very young and eager to learn, they will want to read up on the latest trends and developments in the discipline and share their thoughts with their peers.
The academic ‘social’ sites allow you to keep your identity safe and anonymous while also building a community around you that is eager to learn from you. While you are still free to maintain a professional identity, you are also able to remain an active member of the site and interact with other members.
Networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are great at making sure that you connect with your peers, both online and off. You can create profiles for specific areas in your work, such as your work area, your career path, your teaching philosophy and so forth. Social networking sites are also a great way to keep abreast of developments in your field and what is going on in your field and in the wider academic world.
Your interactions online are very easy to keep private interactions are also safe. Unlike academic writing where you must contend with being published in the same paper as your peers, your interactions with other writers are personal and you can maintain a safe distance between yourself and them. You are also protected from other researchers and employers who might try and steal your ideas about the subject of your article. You also maintain the ability to express yourself to your peers and inform others about what you are writing about.
Another great feature that makes academic writing on social networking sites a wonderful experience is that you can make it more interesting for your students by getting involved. You can get involved in discussions and write comments to the article itself. and help the author get more interested in the topic.
In addition, you can use the discussion forums to make it more interesting for you by providing your own input about what the article is trying to accomplish. Make your contributions to the discussion interesting and informative. And make sure that you give your opinion on a variety of topics.
Social networking sites offer a variety of other advantages for academics as well. One of the best advantages is that they offer opportunities for interaction with other students and professors. By posting your articles and posts on social networking sites, you can increase your reputation among your peers.