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A blog for my academic ideas, more or less.

Aggregating British Library Tweets

One of my favourite procrastinations of the last couple of weeks has been to search of Twitter for mentions of the “British Library”. Archived in RSS feed in Vienna now. So I’m developing said procrastination into a blog post, and may continue to do so. Partly just as another method of documentation, but also with an interest in taking advantage of Twitter as a tool for showing people how connected they might be, without realising it. If anyone notices their Twitter posts on here and wouldn’t like them posted, let me know. (This in itself is interesting as an experiment for what perceptions there are about Twitter as a form of personal transmission. All these Tweets are taken from a public search feed, protected updates don’t show up, so I’m not doing anything that it isn’t possible to find within a few keystrokes. But in bringing this information together it may reveal concerns people have about personal disclosure.)

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About Me:

My name is Kevin O'Neill and I am in the fifth year of a part-time PhD in the English Department of Goldsmiths, London, UK. I used to teach undergrad classes there (now: not, because there are other PhD students who need teaching experience). I work (most of the time) in the Oxfam shop in Dalston because few people get paid to do humanities PhDs.

My research centres around the literary journal McSweeney's. My interest is developing into what McSweeney's tells us about two separate (but I guess related) fields: 1) literary institutions 2) American cultural production, more broadly. This blog was initially about my PhD but is now a more general thinking space.

See right for my flickr/twitter/delicious feeds, then below for other versions of me.

Email is looceefir on gmail.

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