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Social media for academics and researchers

Posted by eLibrarian on August 10th, 2016

 ”Scholars failing to engage with Twitter and other platforms are missing out on crucial resources.”
Matthew Reisz

The ubiquity of social media has found its way into the fabric of our personal and professional lives. For academics, researchers and PhD candidates, Mark Carrigan suggests that social media such as Twitter, blogging and podcasting can be very helpful not only for clarifying and articulating one’s thoughts, but also for reaching a wider audience, “promoting their work and as a research tool, particularly in areas moving so fast that academic publications have not yet caught up.”

Patrick Dunleavy offers advice on how to write a blogpost from your journal article in eleven easy steps to reach beyond academia and help create external impact for your work amongst practitioners and professionals. Twitter chats – why are they useful and how do they benefit academic staff? by Christopher Wiley offers useful tips on how to engage in knowledge exchange via Twitter.

To learn more, have a look at some of the ebooks from our eLibrary on using social media for increasing the visibility of your research, as well as to enhance teaching and engagement with students:

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