I'm a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer

When did it become acceptable to use your phone throughout a lecture, let alone an entire conference? No matter how good you think you are at multitasking, you will not be truly focusing your attention on the speaker, who has no doubt spent hours preparing for this moment. ...

I suspect that this trend stems from the work of careers advice gurus. ‘You must remember, potential employers could be Googling your name right now, keeping an eye on your social media timelines,’ they advise. ‘Try to Tweet regularly to ensure that people know that you love your work and are truly dedicated to the world of science.’

Perhaps I’m naive, but I need to believe that employability is not directly correlated to how many likes you get on your Instagram posts. I appear to be in the minority, however.
— Anonymous