For Professors, Online Presence Brings Promise (and Peril)

Many say they must be careful about what they write on the unedited Internet

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Ben Stechschulte for The Chronicle

“The digital and the physical are really one and the same for me,” says Jeff Nunokawa, a professor of English at Princeton U. 
who is publishing an anthology of his more than 5,000 Facebook notes as a book. “I don’t think I could separate the two.”

On a recent Sunday in March, Anthea D. Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, tweeted more than 30 times about the Oscars as she watched the awards show from her Philadelphia home.

The same day, Jeff E. Nunokawa, a professor of English at Princeton University, published a short literary essay as a "note" on Facebook—his 5,167th such post on the social-networking site. David Albrecht, an accounting