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Rescooped by Lina Morgado from The Praxis of Research!

The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication

Twitter is a micro-blogging social media platform for short messages that can have a long-term impact on how scientists create and publish ideas. We investigate the usefulness of twitter in the development and distribution of scientific knowledge.

Via Pierre Levy, Antonio Figueiredo
luiy's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:11 PM

Many scientists are making the move towards social media in order to accelerate  and amplify their scientific impact (Fausto et al. 2012; Fox 2012; Piwowar 2013). One in 40 scientists is active on Twitter (Priem et al. 2012a), 25,000 blog entries have been indexed on the Research Blogging platform, and 2 million scientists are using Mendeley, a reference sharing tool (Piwowar 2013). Here, we consider 140 how social media, and Twitter in particular, can influence the life cycle of scientific publication, from inception and collaboration on a spark of an idea to the communication of a finished product. Specifically, we evaluate and discuss the benefits of Twitter for (1) increasing scholarly connections and networks, (2) quickly developing ideas through novel collaborations and pre-review, and (3) amplifying the dissemination and discussion of scientific knowledge both within and beyond the ivory tower of academia.



The impact of scientific papers has traditionally been measured in terms of
numbers of citations (Neylon and Wu 2009). Tweeting can influence this impact metric. For example, articles published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research that were tweeted about frequently in the first three days following publication were 11 times more likely to be highly cited 17 to 29 months later than  less tweeted articles (Eysenbach 2011). In fact, top-cited articles could be predicted quite accurately from their early tweeting frequency (Eysenbach 2011). In a separate study of ~4600 scientific articles published in the preprint database, Shuai et al. (2012) found that papers with more mentions on Twitter were also associated with more downloads and early citations of papers, although the causality of these relationships is unclear (Shuai et al. 2012).

Antonio Figueiredo's curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:54 AM

Paper available on PeerJ discusses the role of Twitter in the lifecycle of a scientific publication.

Renato P. dos Santos's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:07 AM

estudo conclui que o Twitter contribui para a publicação científica no século 21

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How to Twitter: the infographic

How to Twitter: the infographic | Online Networked Learning |

Just found this! Good summary of twitter for those yet to explore it. Source: Uploaded by user via David on Pinterest[...]

Via elearning hoje, michel verstrepen, Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Shirley Moody
Rescooped by Lina Morgado from Serious Play!

The Ultimate List of Twitter Tools

The Ultimate List of Twitter Tools | Online Networked Learning |
The ultimate list of Twitter tools and Twitter applications. This is the biggest list of Twitter related apps on the internet. Over 760 Twitter tools! ~140 Characters   140it - Makes Your Twee...

Via academiPad, Ariana Amorim
academiPad's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:58 PM

This is a massive list of twitter tools to simplify your social media management - provided you find the time to actually cut trough the djungle of tools listed here. Luckily, the lists is structured into informative categories with headings such as Browser Plugins, Desktop and Web Clients, Filtering, Follow and Unfollow, Mobile, Retweet, Scheduled Tweets, Search, and much more.

In short: Exhaustive list, but more for reference purposes. Not much information is provided. 

malek's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:08 AM

Encyclopedia of Twitter.

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Twitter Marketing: How to use Twitter for Business

Do you use Twitter for your business?

Are you wondering how Twitter can help you build relationships?

To learn about Twitter marketing and how it can help your business, I interview Mark W. Schaefer for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Mark Schaefer, author of Return on Influence and The Tao of Twitter. He’s also a marketing faculty member at Rutgers University and he blogs at Grow.

Via Martin Gysler
Martin Gysler's curator insight, January 18, 2013 9:04 AM

Yes, to be a good tweeter, it’s an art.

A lot of good ideas and insight, how you can become one.

Emily's curator insight, February 6, 2013 11:39 AM

Social Media has become an essential part of the Marketing Mix for virtually every business out there. Social Media can make a business go viral, when they are potentially geographically inadequate to do so otherwise.

With these tips on how to market a business on social media, anyone can read them and know the basics to marketing your company.