Lisa Harris and Nicola Beale discuss "how social media enriches conferences for some but risks isolating others." As part of a wider project, they promoted, monitored and evaluated use of social media within one academic conference. There are some good learning points on how social media can be integrated well into conferences. They point to the need for wider discussion of best practice, particularly in the area of the ethics of curating and publicising the artefacts that are generated. | Impact of Social Sciences
Does using social media have an impact on disseminating your research papers? Dr Melissa Terras, UCL, gives her experiences and opinions on this question through her own personal findings. One of a series of talks on social media hosted by University of Oxford.
Melonie Fullick discusses the impact of the so-called #Twittergate debates about tweeting others' work, particularly in the form of live-tweeting conference presentations. The debate centred on issues of control, intellectual property and openness.