Public Intellectuals

Are online instructors better placed to be public intellectuals.  The article I am linking here bemoans the fact that the tenured professorate avoids venturing into the secular world where their expertise might be of great use.  The writer details a number reasons for this (restricted to the U.S.), but here I am merely wondering if those who teach online are better placed to journey out of the ivory tower?  It seems possible, if not probable, to me that online instructors will have twitter feeds, Facebook pages, blogs and so on…

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/opinion/sunday/kristof-professors-we-need-you.html

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I paint with words Poetry and prose I teach online and write about online teaching
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