Webometric Thoughts

March 31, 2009

The Importance of ‘About Me’

Filed under: 'About Me' — admin @ 6:59 am

For weeks I have been meaning to make some changes to the ‘About Me’ section of my blog. Unfortunately I kept putting it off, and then I got an email sent to my university email address:

I was wondering if you were free this evening to talk to Sky News about the Birmingham City University MA Course on Social Media – I saw you had blogged about it today.

We were hoping to talk to you at 7:15pm this evening – we have a studio in Birmingham we could use.

I missed it. Whilst my hotmail is guaranteed to be picked up within an hour, my university account languishes unread for days on end as people fill it with notices about filing cabinets and lectures I’m not interested in.

This isn’t the first time I’ve thought I need to update my ‘About Me’. My referring to ‘so-called’ web 2.0 technologies has led to the term being carried over into a THE article; whilst not explicitly emphasising that I’m a ‘Doctor’ means that my opinion probably carries less authority than the ‘Doctor’ from a history department.

Therefore I have finally made a few changes. Gone is the ‘so-called’, ‘research fellow’ has been replaced with ‘post-doctoral researcher’, and most importantly my preferred email address is clearly visible!

I’m not sure whether I would have said yes or no to Sky News, but it would have been nice to have the choice.

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