New-Media Scholars' Place in 'the Pool' Could Lead to Tenure

Re:Poste, a Web application that encourages academics to pick apart online articles from the mass media, is only in its infancy. But the program has already generated buzz on a social-networking Web site called the Pool.

"The way you have thought this through is impressive," writes Jon Ippolito in the Pool. He is an associate professor of new media at the University of Maine at Orono.

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