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Using social media to enhance your research

Workshop for the University of Reading, 22 April 2013
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Emma Gillaspy

on 25 April 2013

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Transcript of Using social media to enhance your research

Dr Emma Gillaspy
@egillaspy 1 Important messages will come around again RSS Flickr ID: mararie Flickr ID: gsagostinho Flickr ID: Building Unity 1000 Families Who is in your core, clique, camp, crowd?
What does your current network look like?
How would you like to see it grow? Your network Flickr ID: Peter Nijenhuis Collaboration Information overload? Flickr ID: geckoam Wife?
Film buff? Cook?
Dance music connoisseur?
Dog owner? Sports nut? Coach?
Trainer?
Project manager?
Networker? The professional me The personal me Don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of information out there and don’t try to read everything
Develop a strategy that fits with how you like to do things now
Build a network to help you find and filter information
Give a little of yourself to the network to nurture and sustain it
Use tools to manage your information and networks but don’t get bogged down in learning every new tool that comes out
Collaboration is the key to effective research
Take control of your online profile
Always think about the WIIFM factor Top Tips Social media revolution www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUCfFcchw1w Networks & profile:
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Google+
JiscMail
Academia.edu
Your own blog/website
University profile Flickr ID: afsilva Bookmarks:
Delicious
Diigo
Chrome
Xmarks Collaborate:
Skype
Google Hangout
Dropbox
Box
Wuala
Drive (GoogleDocs)
Spiderscribe
PBWorks Information management:
iGoogle
Netvibes
Google reader
Feedly
Pulse
Evernote
Pinterest
Springpad
Doodle Avoiding information overload
Keeping on top of literature
Collaboration and discussion
Managing your profile #ecrchat
#acwri
#highered
#ilovehe
#rsconf12 Using social media to enhance your research What I will cover today Taken from the RIN social media guide for researchers
(http://www.rin.ac.uk/social-media-guide) Collaborative research requires social interaction Flickr ID: mushman1970 Flickr ID: jaqian Meetings Skype
Google Hangout
GoToMeeting
Doodle Content Managing literature Delicious
Diigo
Xmarks Writing a paper
Developing a joint presentation
Grant proposals
Online meetings
Generating research data
Recruiting for research subjects Profile Your online presence will replace your resume in 10 years (Forbes, 2011) http://onforb.es/10Yi6CF Flickr ID: Will Lion Citations:
Citeulike
Mendeley
Zotero
Qiqqa Disseminate:
Slideshare
Scribd
Prezi "Tweets can predict highly cited articles within the first 3 days of article publication."
"Social media activity either increases citations or reflects the underlying qualities of the article that also predict citations."
Eysenbach G (2011) Can Tweets Predict Citations? Metrics of Social Impact Based on Twitter and Correlation with Traditional Metrics of Scientific Impact. J Med Internet Res 13(4):e123, http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e123/ 3 big ideas Networks are the key There is wisdom in the crowd You have to give to take Reciprocity - a state or relationship in which there is mutual action, influence, giving and taking, correspondence, etc., between two parties or things OED Flickr ID: skipnclick Citeulike
Mendeley
Zotero
Qiqqa RSS
Networks
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