The audio diary of a social theorist during the pandemic. These are self-consciously rough thoughts, speculations which haven't quite reached the status of work in progress. If you want to learn about my considered views on things then check out details onwww.markcarrigan.net
Social media has gone from fringe to mainstream in higher education within the last decade. A culture has developed around it which shapes how it is used by academics and how that use is evaluated. However a range of problems are emerging which that culture is proving unable to address. I explore these problems and suggest how we could reorientate social media culture within universities and why this is necessary.