Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Thoughts on sarcasm and social media

Our president has a Twitter problem.  Even his staunchest supporters are decrying his penchant for mouthing off over Twitter.  He may think it is giving him a direct line to his base, but it's just causing trouble.

I am coming to the conclusion that Twitter is a wonderful way for expressing unfiltered nonsense. 

The link below is an article about a professor who got herself in trouble with sarcasm that was taken as sincere (not a problem for our president, who seems to not have an ironic bone in his body).

This is a cautionary tale for those who just can't put their phones down. 

 https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/06/07/professor-clarifies-comment-about-indian-american-spelling-bee-winner?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=fe49e5a8ce-DNU20170607&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-fe49e5a8ce-198482621&mc_cid=fe49e5a8ce&mc_eid=ab27a3f05f

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