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Social media and research

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Building your digital presence
Openness and open research practices
Why your
Digital Identity
matters

Personal, private, social ...
Professional, work, formal ...
http://about.me/joenicholls
http://www.linkedin.com/in/joenicholls
http://www.nominet.org.uk/uk-domain-names/registering-uk-domain
http://joenicholls.me.uk/
Becoming aware of and
managing your digital footprint.

Joe Nicholls
Lecture in Medical Education
Cardiff University

NichollsJA@Cardiff.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)29 2068 7431 (direct)
Twitter: @joenicholls
About me: http://about.me/joenicholls
What is...
?
"Social media embraces digital content, tools and associated online services that enable you to contribute, engage and connect with others."
Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics -
http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/creating-your-web-presence-a-primer-for-academics/30458
http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/social-media-guide-researchers
http://www.methodspace.com/
http://www.backgroundcheck.org/the-google-yourself-challenge/
Find out about your
target audience
Professional and Academic
social networking
So, convince me, why should I bother?
Will it be worth my time and effort?
What are the benefits?

Possible concerns...
It's all too much changing too fast
Demands on time and effort
Information overload and attention management
Not knowing how it all works
Fear of doing something wrong
Loss of privacy and security issues
Loss of intellectual property, ideas pinched
Difficulty assessing value and benefits
How much will it improve impact and influence

Explore the social media landscape and get a feel for where your target audience are and find out what they're talking about.
Make a plan
claim your name - http://namechk.com/
Set up a Google Alert for your name
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/mar/28/why-everyone-should-register-domain-name
Measure your impact?
Where should you say it?
What do you want to say?
Define your audience
Build your online presence
Develop your digital profile
https://uk.linkedin.com/
http://www.researchgate.net/
Other social networking
http://www.rin.ac.uk/node/1010
Social Bookmarking
and Curation
Bibliographic
Social Networks
Case Studies
Hopes?
Fears?
Concerns?
Expectations?
The Social Media Revolution 2015
Exploring Social Media
This session will introduce you to a range of social media tools and the digital research practices they enable. Participants will have an opportunity to enhance their digital presence and explore a variety of approaches to networking and collaborating online. Particular attention will be given to ways that researchers can exploit social media to promote their work, share ideas and communicate with other researchers. There will be opportunity to discuss and debate issues and concerns with other researcher staff who are already successfully exploiting the opportunities afforded by social media.
Social Media: Understanding and exploiting its potential for research
http://www.slideshare.net/suebeckingham/digital-identities-the-value-of-a-professional-online-presence

https://www.yammer.com/cardiff.ac.uk/#/home
http://www.twitter.com/
http://www.rin.ac.uk/node/1011
http://www.rin.ac.uk/node/1012
http://www.rin.ac.uk/node/1013
http://www.rin.ac.uk/node/1014
http://www.rin.ac.uk/node/1015
http://www.rin.ac.uk/node/1016
http://www.rin.ac.uk/node/1018
https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/the-digital-scholar-how-technology-is-transforming-scholarly-practice/
So tell me, what are your....
Wants?
Needs?
What digital tools are you already aware of and using?
Card Deck
Where to begin?
Time
&
Effort?
Value
&
Benefits?
Blogging
Networking
Microblogging
http://en.gravatar.com/
Profile
http://cardiff.academia.edu/
https://www.diigo.com/list/buslibcardiff/the-connected-researcher
http://orca.cf.ac.uk/information.html
http://network.nature.com/
Joining it all up - researcher activities with a social dimension:

Finding, storing and managing media - gathering/collecting
Reading, reviewing, thinking, note taking, reflections, comments,
Producing, authoring, writing documents, creating presentations, posters, videos, podcasts
Publishing, disseminating, sharing outputs
Communicating, collaborating
Attending conferences
Participating in meetings
Reviewing
Looking for projects, seeking funding, finding collaborators
Teaching
Networking
Topics covered include:

The benefit and value of social media for research practice
Hands-on introductory use of a range of popular social media technologies
Establishing and enhancing your online presence, blogging and networking
Identifying and explore social technologies that support information sharing, communication and collaboration.
Case studies illustrating ‘the digital researcher’, showing how Social Media can be used effectively
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/02/24/five-minutes-patrick-dunleavy-chris-gilson/
Sceptical about the value of blogging?
"blogs play a critical intermediate role - [blogging] de-emphasizes the traditional journals route, and re-prioritizes faster, real-time academic communication"
http://www.wordpress.com
"[blogs] link to research reports and articles on the one hand, and they are linked to from Twitter, Facebook and Google+ news-streams and communities."
http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2013/dec/13/how-to-academic-blogging-tips
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/12/12/academic-attention-economy/
Blogging and developing your blog site
http://gapingvoid.com/2005/03/02/nothing-to-say-2/
think of a blog name and your rationale for choosing it
think of a topic and the content of your first blog post
consider your blog’s relationship to your research. What would you publish?
What blogging platform?
Things to consider
Email address
Twitter username
About.me profile
https://plus.google.com/‎
https://www.facebook.com/
https://myspace.com/
http://blog.edtechie.net/
Academics and online impact
http://www.slideshare.net/mweller/ccc3-26376353
http://phdblog.net/
Set up a Twitter account
Choose a blogging platform
http://www.theguardian.com/profile/dean-burnett
!!!
http://prezi.com/gup-3mvmcinv/twitter/
http://padlet.com/Joenicholls/exploring_SoMe
http://www.google.co.uk/alerts
"tomorrow's adults will need an online home that they control. They need an online home, a place where they tell the world who they are and what they've done"
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/04/19/blog-tweeting-papers-worth-it/
http://thedigitaldoctorate.com/
Dr Joe Nicholls
NichollsJA@cardiff.ac.uk
@joenicholls
http://about.me/joenicholls
Let me introduce...
Mari Ann Hilliar
HilliarM@cardiff.ac.uk
@retrovelo
http://www.slideshare.net/andycoverdale/social-media-practices-benefits-and-risks-for-doctoral-researchers
Cardiff researchers engaging with social media...
https://impactstory.org/
http://lifehacker.com/5963864/how-to-clean-up-your-online-presence-and-make-a-great-first-impression
http://melissaterras.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/is-blogging-and-tweeting-about-research.html
http://bit.ly/SoMe_Research
https://salt.agency/tools/social-profile-checker/
http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/start/
What is open research?
https://www.vitae.ac.uk/doing-research/open-research-and-open-researchers/what-is-open-research
NichollsJA@Cardiff.ac.uk
Joe.A.Nicholls@Gmail.com
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