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6th-May-2011 08:13 am - From Twitter 05-05-2011
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  • 07:41:49: RT @timeshighered: More immediate news: Dozens of students have occupied part of London Metropolitan University in protest at the propos ...
  • 07:49:12: RT @Kennifleur BBC News - Higher tuition fees 'blow to local economies' (Cambridge in top 10 cities to be affected) - http://bbc.in/kqjTxB
  • 09:48:44: "One for All and All for One" by Noah Berlatsky at Hooded Utilitarian (@hoodedu) http://bit.ly/lzabnD Thanks for reading my manga research!
  • 11:58:21: RT @LSEImpactBlog: New post: @CaseyBrienza on why the prestige of a publication is of paramount importance when it comes to making impac ...
  • 12:03:13: Chillin' in a cafe overlooking Bryant Park. Ain't this da life? :-P
  • 15:17:19: Call for papers for a new digital media conference arrives in my *postal mail*. That's... *fishes for appropriate adjective and finds none*
  • 17:58:35: RT @VIZ_Media: Did you know? VIZ is turning 25 this year. http://bit.ly/m8vsXb
  • 22:33:41: A part of me would love to attend this workshop, but how can I justify $50 when I might never find an academic job? http://bit.ly/lftoM0
  • 22:35:08: Tenure as Academic Hazing by @mary_churchill http://bit.ly/kpzBHx Could you even write this on the tenure track?
  • 22:40:31: Heh. Of course it was a sociologist who wrote the conference tips using a "What Happens in Vegas" quip. http://bit.ly/lw7ime

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Three things related to the academic world have been fighting for the (tragically finite) real estate of my brain lately. Honestly, I'm not yet sure what I think.

1) Multinational universities, a.k.a. NYU Abu Dhabi, Yale-NUS College

2) Elite research universities; should they exist, and under what conditions?

3) The relationship between teaching quality and research activity for professors
4th-May-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 05-03-2011
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  • 08:31:23: Whoa. This morning brings more irrefutable evidence that I suck at multitasking. Three project discussions in my inbox before 9 am=OVERLOAD!
  • 08:44:19: RT @GdnHigherEd: Social scientists use it the most; economists amongst the least: How #socialmedia is changing #highered. Stats from US ...
  • 09:31:42: Commercial for Amazon Kindle where man tries persuading woman that e-readers are just as good as printed books...and hipper. *eyeroll*
  • 12:22:57: Anybody know when NCA is notifying people about paper submissions for New Orleans?
  • 13:15:35: Potential consequences of not funding 2* (i.e. "internationally recognized") research in the UK: http://bit.ly/jUss4K
  • 16:31:52: Whoa, 300 followers for the first time today! (Unknown # of those are bots. >_< )
  • 22:52:32: And yet they sell the print editions. RT @digitalmanga Amazon removing some yaoi titles from the Kindle Store for "content violations."
  • 23:08:21: Top-selling cell phone manga category in Japan is adult material. Amazon, Apple, why is the moral imperative trumping the profit motive? :-P
  • 23:33:09: Dear Amazon: What's the point of making a Kindle lighter than a paperback if you can't use it for *ahem* one-handed reading?

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3rd-May-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 05-02-2011
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2nd-May-2011 02:56 pm - Quote of the Day
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[T]he real world is pretty fickle about what it wants. The best way for people to be prepared for the inevitable shock of change is to be as broadly educated as possible, because today's backwater is often tomorrow's hot field. - Gregory A. Petsko, Genome Biology
2nd-May-2011 08:15 am - From Twitter 05-01-2011
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1st-May-2011 08:11 am - From Twitter 04-30-2011
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  • 17:13:14: Average starting salary difference between New York public schoolteacher vs. private-sector lawyer in 1970: $2,000. Today: $106,000.

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30th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-29-2011
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29th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-28-2011
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28th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-27-2011
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  • 18:20:23: Seeing Anything Goes on Broadway in less than an hour. So excited!
  • 21:42:53: Obama's across the street right now, so we're not being allowed to exit the theatre. *sigh*
  • 23:47:52: Just found out that I won a fellowship worth USD $3000! *pumps fist*

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27th-Apr-2011 08:13 am - From Twitter 04-26-2011
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26th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-25-2011
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  • 06:37:25: AM RT A New Model for Peer-Reviewing Monographs? | Casey Brienza | The Sociological Imagination - http://bit.ly/fEqEHf
  • 07:10:04: Why didn't anybody tell me I'm listed in the Rough Guide to Manga's entry for Otaku USA?! >_< http://bit.ly/hES2Oe
  • 07:25:54: First ever comment made to this Monday's Mediated Matters column. Check it out. ^_^ http://bit.ly/hJzkN5
  • 08:12:01: RT @calreid: PW's pre-BEA issue offers all the stuff you need to know about the upcoming BookExpo America in New York. http://ow.ly/4GeBU
  • 08:13:39: Many thanks for retweets! @socwomen @mapav8 @edsizemore
  • 09:17:46: Looking forward to attending Social Media: Social Uprising with Clay Shirky et al. at NYU tonight. :D http://bit.ly/fpIo9W
  • 09:51:20: RT @DarylSurat: The earlier post by @CaseyBrienza led me to find this book from 2010 that lists a 2006 AWO episode as a work cited: http ...
  • 09:55:26: RT @DianeRavitch Curious: NJ is one of top-scoring states on NAEP. Why the teacher-bashing and privatizing?
  • 10:22:22: Okay! Off to ruminate and try to work what I hope will be my doctoral thesis's theoretical intervention from half-baked toward well done.
  • 15:22:45: Ah, University of Cambridge, how I love thee. Forget to type "www" before your URL and I get a "Server Not Found" message.
  • 15:32:10: My website hasn't been displaying correctly lately unless I'm constantly re-uploading it. Does http://caseybrienza.com look okay to y'all?
  • 15:35:38: April is the cruelest month. So glad she's almost done with her once annual damage.
  • 18:27:30: Unexpected disadvantage to the new NJ Transit trains: can't here 'em approaching the platform from the parking lot anymore.
  • 23:48:30: An absolute pleasure meeting @savasavasava for Korean food this evening after a talk at NYU. (Also, @JessieNYC sighting! XD )

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25th-Apr-2011 08:14 am - From Twitter 04-24-2011
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  • 06:06:02: Ugh. Up by 5:30 am this morning and writing by 6:00 am. Happy Easter. :-P
  • 20:41:09: A New Model for Peer-Reviewing Monographs? | Casey Brienza | The Sociological Imagination - http://bit.ly/fEqEHf

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24th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-23-2011
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  • 08:01:35: Interesting case of simultaneous transnational broadcasting: http://nyti.ms/hQWQEQ
  • 10:17:56: I miss the good ol' days, back when, like, ya know, Salon.com wasn't just a blog aggregator.

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23rd-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-22-2011
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  • 14:50:14: Whoa. Good Friday is good and busy, that's for darn sure!
  • 16:45:22: Check out my review of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 1 by Hiroshi Shiibashi at Graphic Novel Reporter: http://bit.ly/e5XFiO

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22nd-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-21-2011
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21st-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-20-2011
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20th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-19-2011
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  • 22:22:07: A belated birthday present tonight: delicious African-influenced cuisine for dinner! ^_^

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19th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-18-2011
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18th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-17-2011
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  • 19:16:35: Communication or Credentialing? On the Value of Academic Publishing | Casey Brienza | Sociological Imagination - http://bit.ly/fpr96P

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17th-Apr-2011 08:13 am - From Twitter 04-16-2011
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  • 16:29:50: Verizon: Can you hear me now? East Islip, Long Island: Nope.

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16th-Apr-2011 08:14 am - From Twitter 04-15-2011
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  • 07:56:41: #FF Welcome new followers! @Prof_Corbin @grevillearose @amaranhaosantos @jeridel @Uzcivicus @mstiman @maruta2203 @MickeySilver @DrDaveOBrien
  • 07:58:22: RT @DrDaveOBrien: Cultural Trends Conference call for papers! http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/pdf/conferences/ccut-conference-2011.pdf P ...
  • 08:01:40: #FF Welcome to followers! @OtakuNoVideo @Wolfwood_tGun @MiguelandSuzy @ITgirlisback @bloghorn @PalgraveJournal @PalgraveSoc @AFBurialGrndNPS
  • 09:38:41: Met an "early career researcher" in the UK recently who had the publications/credentials to be a tenured associate prof in the US. *curses*
  • 14:14:39: End of an era: Tokyopop shutting down US publishing division http://t.co/kk5w7Kf via @comixace
  • 14:15:59: RT @Comics212: If Tokyopop OEL creators got their IP back it would be a gift from Levy, rather than a rights reversion. A very nice gif ...
  • 14:23:08: RT @alexleavitt: For more on Tokyopop's influential cultural impact during the global manga boom, check out @CaseyBrienza's analysis: ht ...
  • 14:34:37: Borders raised Mixx/Tokyopop up a decade ago. It's no coincidence that Borders' troubles also helped bring the manga publisher down.
  • 14:44:15: RT @aicnanime: Tokyopop's original "Authentic Manga" press release http://bit.ly/gv6Ara
  • 15:03:38: RT @ALongWalkHome: 66% of all prostitutes were sexually abused as children. Of those, 2/3 were abused by fathers, stepfathers, or foster ...

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14th-Apr-2011 08:13 am - From Twitter 04-13-2011
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  • 06:20:57: RT @matsu_take: Digital Manga Guild Ramps Up Quickly With New Licenses http://t.co/9ABPtiT via @publisherswkly
  • 11:34:28: Looks like Simon Cowell's new show is holding auditions in Newark today...?
  • 12:04:30: RT @calreid: RT @darwinslibrary: #lbf11 Barnes & Noble looking serisly at UK market for Nook. Attributes US success to physical stores. ...
  • 13:17:30: If US corporations really were rational, they would all be demanding nationalized healthcare NOW. That they aren't proves they aren't.
  • 13:56:11: Mysterious comment on my blog. If this is you, please identify yourself! http://caseybrienza.livejournal.com/828916.html

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13th-Apr-2011 08:12 am - From Twitter 04-12-2011
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  • 08:23:20: AM RT New blog post: Casey's Conferencing Comedy of Errors http://t.co/yYELFrz
  • 09:13:43: *pumps fist* RT @alondra Bloggers hitting AOL/Arianna Huffington in class-action suit to be filed today. http://bit.ly/f8nYoy
  • 11:48:04: Having one of those moments where I can't think of a politic way to say some stuff I really want to get off my chest...
  • 11:56:09: Representing @mtholyoke! Clinton announces partnership between State Dept., women's colleges - http://bo.st/fkW8WH (via @BostonUpdate)

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12th-Apr-2011 08:14 am - From Twitter 04-11-2011
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  • 10:44:25: Obama Is Missing - Paul Krugman - http://nyti.ms/eHbjya
  • 11:13:43: Nothing like being taken by journalists who can't see past the conventional wisdom of their informants.
  • 12:32:50: Am I the only one who thinks that Hunger Games is a lot like Battle Royale?
  • 20:34:22: RT @HirokoTabuchi: Kyodo: Japan has decided to raise Fukushima INES alert level from 5 to 7 -- the highest level & on par with Chernobyl.
  • 22:43:35: Maybe I shouldn't even bother trying to find a job in the UK post-Cambridge... *curses* http://t.co/4KKt60f via @guardian
  • 23:15:31: New blog post: Casey's Comedy of Errors http://t.co/yYELFrz
  • 23:50:50: *free floating angst + anxiety*
  • 23:56:13: More evidence that Beck's "cosmopolitization" is more fantasy than fact http://nyti.ms/ellV28

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