chapter  9
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Networks of Disclosure

The overwhelming majority of the research on social media and online networks has focused on how students, faculty members, and scholars in general use these technologies in teaching, learning, research, and outreach. Little attention has been paid to how these technologies are used by academics to care for one another and to disclose deeply personal or professional struggles (e.g., mental health issues). Why do scholars share struggles/vulnerabilities they are facing on social media? Have scholars benefi ted from such sharing? Have scholars experienced care, broadly conceived, through social media as a result of such sharing? If so, how do scholars care for one another using social media?