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Altmetrics are the central way of measuring communication in the digital age but what do they miss?

Altmetrics are the central way of measuring communication in the digital age but what do they miss? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Inspired by the push towards altmetrics, Nick Scott sees great potential to better communicate indicators of academic success. But this does constitute impact? Here, he puts forward questions on media mentions, website page hits and the ‘dark stuff’. LSE blog "Impact of Social Science", by Nick Scott, Dec 17, 2012
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"The LSE Future of Impacts conference in London saw a lively debate on numerous issues. However it was the discussion on altmetrics that interested me. Altmetrics is a movement of sorts (with its own manifesto, it must be, right?). It aims to complement/replace [there seems to be quite lively discussion on which] traditional bibliographic rankings based on citation analysis of academic journals with a wider set of metrics. These include tweets on TwitterFacebook shares, saves on sharing tools like Delicious and in reference managers/research management tools like Mendeley. (...)"

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« Mon expérience de Twitter » par Alexis Verger

« Mon expérience de Twitter » par Alexis Verger | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Alexis Verger 1350 tweets – 685 abonnements – 348 abonnés. Qui est-ce que je follow sur Twitter ? Je suis chercheur en biologie fondamentale au CNRS. Je follow principalement les comptes officiels des journaux scientifiques, d’autres scientifiques et des universités/instituts.
Pour éviter d’avoir top d’abonnements et de rater des tweets dans ma TL, j’ai organisé des listes thématiques (journaux/scientifiques français/scientifiques anglophones,…..). un exemple ici avec ma liste de près de 200 journaux scientifiques présents sur twitter : https://twitter.com/Alexis_Verger/t-science-journals (...) - by Pegasus Data Project, 26/10/2012

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Social media is more than simply a marketing tool for academic research

Social media is more than simply a marketing tool for academic research | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Online platforms such as Twitter and Pinterest can inform every step of the research process, says Amanda Alampi, enabling academics to become lifelong students. (...) by Amanda Alampi in The Guardian, July 24, 2012

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Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time

Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, there seem to be two schools of thought in the science/research community. One posits that spending time on social media can be extremely useful. The other posits that spending time on social media is stupid.
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When it comes to social media, there seem to be two schools of thought in the science/research community. One posits that spending time on social media can be extremely useful. The other posits that spending time on social media is stupid. The truth, in my opinion, is that it can be either.

I know scientists who have reaped significant professional benefits from their use of social media (particularly Twitter), so I know that it can be a good investment of time and effort for researchers. But before I go into that, let’s talk about why social media does not have to be a fruitless time-suck. (...) - by Matt Shipman, Communication Breakdown blog, 30 November 2012

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Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb

Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

After 'Twittergate', Ernesto Priego explores the ethics of live-tweeting academic events and provides 10 points to bear in mind when navigating this emerging social media minefield. (...) - by Ernesto PriegoThe Guardian, Wednesday 3 October 2012

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