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Social media tips for scientists

Social media tips for scientists | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
For many scientists, the thought of spending time on social media sites is distinctly unappealing. To some it’s just a question of time: why add to that to-do list which is already long enough? For others it’s more to do with social media itself, finding the idea of sharing thoughts and ideas with the whole world pointless or self-indulgent.


If that sounds like you, it might be time to reconsider your options – social media includes much more than the usual suspects like Facebook and Twitter, and there are even sites dedicated to academics. Indeed, a vast number of scientists are using social media for tremendous gains – whether that be forming new contacts and collaborations, sharing ideas, communicating science, inspiring others or just entertaining them. Why not join them? (...) - by Catherine de Lange, Naturejobs, 28 Sep 2012

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Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu enhance access to open repositories?

Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu enhance access to open repositories? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Now that research is developing an online presence, thoughts are turning to how to maximise this. Brian Kelly investigates linking strategies; from Google Scholar Citations, Academia.edu and Mendeley to a researcher’s online publications, as a way of increasing researcher visibility among their digitally-literate peers. - by Brian Kelly, blog Impact of Social Sciences, August 23 2012

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