Staying connected through social media is becoming crucial in higher education.  I’ve sought to stay involved with this evolution through my Twitter account, where I can connect with scholars who are also interested in exchanging knowledge through alternative mediums that branch away from the traditional modes of communication: journal articles and other published works.  The potential for collaboration and to reach larger, more diverse audiences is becoming a reality through online platforms.  Live-tweeting, the process of pulling thought-provoking quotes and key points made during academic presentations and in the classroom, is a great tool through which to foster such connections with scholars both physically present at the event and those who are digitally present.  I’ve made a point to live-tweet talks that I attend (with the permission of the speaker), particularly those related to the Digital Humanities and Food History.  You can follow me on Twitter @ashleyyoung2010.