Launched in 2006, Twitter is still a relatively new form of digital and social media. While sites like Facebook were primarily created to share one’s life with family and friends via the web, Twitter enables users to share their opinions on a particular subject with anyone willing to engage in the conversation.
We asked readers of the blog and our Twitter followers to submit their own tips and examples for academic tweeting, to accompany the guide on using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities that we launched yesterday. Here are some of the best suggestions. Add your tips in the comments section.
Following the launch of the guide on using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, we look at three different tweeting styles and how you could use each when tweeting about your research project or academic blog.
The time-lag associated with citations and journal publishing means that such strategies are almost useless as a means of identifying relevant papers from current literature. Martin Fenner writes that social media, and Twitter in particular, stands to change all that providing almost instant, relevant recommendations: your own ‘personalised’ journal.
Following on from the lists of academic tweeters published earlier this month, we have put together a short guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, available to download as a PDF or view on Issuu.
Here at Gradhacker, we’ve written about online identity and the use of Twitter before. In this post, I thought I’d tackle less of the “how to use Twitter” and move into the idea of leveraging the power of Twitter to improve your online presence and academic
In the run up to launching a Guide to Academic Tweeting, we asked you to recommend your favourite academics on Twitter. Over the last week we received over 500 suggestions across all the major subject areas, and discovered some great new Tweeting gems with your help. Here we present all the suggestions, broken down into five subject area lists. Please feel free to share with anybody new to Twitter, and have a browse to see if you can find your new favourite academic tweeter.
Academics are discovering that twitter is much, much more than a space on which to talk about the latest reality show. Mark Carrigan outlines what academics can get out of the social media service and why the academic twittersphere really is the most no different from presenting to an audience.