Conflict of interest?
Normally I wouldn't have spend more time thinking about this, but I've been more active on social media as compared to some of my cohortmates. Over the years I've met academics in my area on twitter, on google+, and even though I make it a point not to 'friend' people on facebook unless they are actually my friend (or family), I've added some academics on there who seem to be more active on facebook than other social media platforms. And, of course, when I see something of interests on there I try to engage with them. The same holds true for vConnecting. I like going onto vConnecting because it's a way to see people I normally tweet to, but it's an opportunity to meet new folks and engage with them. So, I started pondering this point. If people get to know me better through social media before I reach the point of forming a committee, does this make my potential committee member pool smaller due to potential conflicts of interest?