Researchers can disseminate ideas to a much wider audience and can present ideas in early stages to gather feedback. Researchers are in more danger of not being heard than of being ‘scooped’. Combining tweeting with blogging can maximise impact. However it is not sufficient to merely post when there is something to disseminate – it requires regular engagement to build up an audience > re-posting and commenting on others work.
- So, you want to be an academic social media star – presentation by Dr Inger Mewburn (a.k.a. @thesiswhisperer)
- Social media for academia: some things I have learnt
- The Digital Academic: Social and other Digital Media for Academics – by Deborah Lupton
- The Best Academic Blogs
- Academic blogging is part of a complex online academic attention economy, leading to unprecedented readership
- Why I blog by Deborah Lupton
- I’m having a blogsistential crisis! I am a blogger. And I am an academic. But am I an academic blogger?
- It’s time for scientists to tweet
- The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?
- A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities
- Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content
- Why Aren’t More University Researchers Tweeting?
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