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  • 1. I need an online presence. Now! Social media for scientists. Wouter Gerritsma, Wageningen UR Library
  • 2. The power of a tweet
  • 3. Within 24 h, 900 views, after 30 h 1039 views Currently over 3000 views
  • 4. Imagine what happens when Michael Müller tweets about his latest article
  • 5. Which he actually did
  • 6. What is important!  @nutrigenomics tweeted about an article published in open access journal!  Any user with a mobile device, PC or other internet connection can access this paper  The fact that the article is in #OpenAccess is relevant
  • 7. Is this going to fly for Nature?
  • 8. Source:
  • 9. But perhaps you don't like twitter Source:
  • 10. Some essential social media tools for scientists  LinkedIn ● &  Google Scholar citations ● ResearcherID & ScopusID & ORCID   or prezi  Wikipedia  Blogs
  • 11. LinkedIn: Your rolodex
  • 12. With LinkedIn you  Stay connected  Get in touch  Show who you are  Show what you have done  Show where you've been  Show what you capable of  Show what you want
  • 13. Full screen image with title
  • 14. ResearcherID profile of Hans Baveco
  • 15. Scopus ID of Johan van Arendonk
  • 16. Omnipresent h-index gerritsma
  • 17. Google Scholar Citations, Researcher ID, Scopus Updates GS Citations ResearcherID Scopus Availability Automatic Manually Automatic Public Public Public
  • 18. Your master number
  • 19. Make your online presence consistent  ORCiD  LinkedIn <-> Slideshare
  • 20. On using social media Melissa Terras' Blog
  • 21. On using social media McKenzie and Özler (2011) The impact of economics blogs
  • 22. Consider the Wikipedia  For better or worse, people are guided to Wikipedia when searching the Web for biomedical information. So there is an increasing need for the scientific community to engage with Wikipedia to ensure that the information it contains is accurate and current. Logan, D.W., M. Sandal, P.P. Gardner, M. Manske & A. Bateman (2010). Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia. PLoS Comput Biol, 6(9): e1000941
  • 23. Take home messages  Profiling of you publication lists is important.  Link these to 'ordinary' social networking sites such as LinkedIn  Connect profiles where possible, e.g. ORCiD  Build a consistent on-line profile  Engage with the lay public by sharing powerpoint presentations
  • 24. Thank you!