I have started being asked to give the odd talk to various groups of PhD students about using social media to develop their online profile. I thought it would be a good idea to write a quick blog post so that I can pointpeople here and they can access the slides and further reading/ links. My slides are pretty basic but I think the content is good, and I’m happy with the session plan.
There was some recent discussion about a tongue in cheek article which developed a ‘K-index’, the relationship between citations and twitter followers. This has led to some very interesting discussion and spirited responses which are well worth looking at.
Top 10 reasons for academics to use academia Written for natural scientists but still relevant.
Using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities A really good guide from the LSE
Tweeting academic research NB student Joanne clement blogs about her experiences using twitter
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