The Duck of Minerva

The Duck Quacks at Twilight


November 24, 2011

Do academics use Linkedin for anything? I inquire because a small, but not insignificant, number of people ask to join my network.

Their requests accumulate.

The auto-generated reminders become annoying.

I log into the site and expand my professional ties.

The process begins anew.

No other circumstances compel me to visit Linkedin. I suppose I could cancel my membership, but that seems like too much effort. Am I missing something?

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.