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Digital Identity & SocialNetworking for ResearchersFlea Palmer, Learning TechnologistPlymouth UniversityAdapted from prese...
Aims• How social media platforms can enhance yourwork as a researcher• Potential issues around using social and digitalmed...
Reasons not to engage with social media?
Reasons to engage with social media
What can you offer?
How should I use social media?• technoFEAR! or technoJOY!• private or public?• original content or mash-up and curate?• si...
Principles of successful online engagement• Don’t just broadcast- interact• Offer something of value• Address a defined aud...
Writing a Profile• What aspect(s) of your work or self do youwant to promote?• Who is/are your audience(s)?• What purpose ...
Social media platforms
Next steps…• Join the ResearcherID community• Become a member of Academia.edu• See LSE’s guide to using Twitter in univers...
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Digital Identity & Social Networking for Researchers

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How social media platforms can enhance your work as a researcher, and some of the potential issues around using these tools. Adapted from 'The Researcher Online: Building an Online Identity" by Dr Helen Webster, University of Cambridge

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  1. 1. Digital Identity & SocialNetworking for ResearchersFlea Palmer, Learning TechnologistPlymouth UniversityAdapted from presentation by Dr Helen Webster,Research Associate, University of Cambridge
  2. 2. Aims• How social media platforms can enhance yourwork as a researcher• Potential issues around using social and digitalmedia tools
  3. 3. Reasons not to engage with social media?
  4. 4. Reasons to engage with social media
  5. 5. What can you offer?
  6. 6. How should I use social media?• technoFEAR! or technoJOY!• private or public?• original content or mash-up and curate?• single identity or many identities?• low activity or high activity?• one platform or many platforms?• content created specifically or ‘collateraldamage’?• academia or beyond?
  7. 7. Principles of successful online engagement• Don’t just broadcast- interact• Offer something of value• Address a defined audience (but be aware thatanyone may be seeing you if on the open web)• Update ‘regularly’ but don’t overload• Offer something of yourself e.g. a photo,identifiable name, an appropriate personal tone• Link it to yourself in Real Life• Avoid the echo chamber• Be professional, not perfectionist - be timely
  8. 8. Writing a Profile• What aspect(s) of your work or self do youwant to promote?• Who is/are your audience(s)?• What purpose do you want to achieve, usingthis profile? What value is there for youraudience?• What kind of information do you want toexchange?
  9. 9. Social media platforms
  10. 10. Next steps…• Join the ResearcherID community• Become a member of Academia.edu• See LSE’s guide to using Twitter in universityresearch, teaching and impact activities
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