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Presentation by Anna Sharman for King's College London, Dec 2013.

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    • Social networking for scientists Anna Sharman Kings College London December 2013
    • Social media • Facebook • LinkedIn • Twitter • Blogs, forums, email lists • Google+, tumblr, reddit, others?
    • 1. Why? 2. How? 3. Twitter
    • Anna Sharman PhD and postdoc
    • Journal editor
    • Freelance editor
    • Consultant
    • Why use social media as scientist?
    • • Outreach • Career • Learning • Getting help
    • Objections • All about trivia • Don’t have time
    • Social media for outreach • Part of your job if publicly funded • Your research is only useful if known about
    • The old way
    • The old way
    • The old way • Not interactive • Filtered • No control • Have to oversimplify • Can’t do alone
    • The new way • Blog post about paper • Social media to spread word • Altmetrics to measure
    • Altmetrics
    • Advantages of new way • Smaller barrier to starting • Interactive • Can tailor to audiences  Colleagues  General public • Control it yourself
    • How to use social media
    • Tips • Separate personal/work accounts • One username • Real name? Something different?  soozaphone  clathrin  agingroy
    • Apps • Tweetdeck • Falcon • Hootsuite • Seesmic • Uber • Echofon • Twitterific… • Twitter app
    • More tips • Don’t just broadcast • Ask questions • Typos happen • Don’t let it take over your life
    • Risks • Profanity • Rudeness • Spam • Trolls
    • Libel and contempt of court
    • Safeguards • Privacy settings • Think twice • Can delete • Block and report for spam
    • Twitter
    • My Twitter history • Personal account • @sharmanedit account • SfEP tweeter 2012-13 • 1500 followers December 2013
    • Why I love Twitter • Meet new people • Gossip • Profile • Fits into spare moments • Conferences • Fun stuff
    • Conferences
    • Fun • • • • #overlyhonestmethods #sciencecake Emergency kittens Bizarre animals
    • Who to follow • • • • • • • @Stephen_Curry @deevybee @Protohedgehog @KL_Wheat @AnneOsterrieder @thesiswhisperer @sharmanedit
    • Key hashtags • #phdchat - for PhD students • #ecrchat - for early career researchers
    • Resources Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? The verdict Social Media for Scientists Using Twitter as a Postgraduate Researcher Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic The age of Twitter
    • Summary • Social media can help your career • If you use it right • Relax and enjoy it!
    • Keep in touch sharmanedit.co.uk sharmanedit.wordpress.com @sharmanedit