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How can scholars, phds, teachers use social media to improve their work?

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  • 1. SOCIAL MEDIAFOR ACADEMICS Why researchers should love Twitter
  • 2. 2AlessandroMininnoGummy Ind. Consultancy Art/Culture
  • 3. 3 ARE YOU RESEARCHERS? PHDs? PROFESSORS?
  • 4. I don’t really know what academic people does.4 I assume that you Discover interesting material Organize and study that stuff Write groundbreaking papers Publish them (possibily) Socialize with peers And you get paid for this, wow!
  • 5. 5 NOW, WHAT ISSOCIAL MEDIA ANDWHY SHOULD YOU LIKE IT?
  • 6. 6 “Social media essentially is a category of online media where people are talking, participating, sharing, networking, and bookmarking online.” - Mass Relevance Definitions are so boring!http://heidicohen.com/social-media-definition/
  • 7. 22% 7 OF THE WORLD POPULATION USES SOCIAL MEDIAhttp://www.adzag.co/tag/social-media-2012/
  • 8. 8 A new social network is born every week.
  • 9. 9 SO, WHY SHOULDTHIS BE IMPORTANT FOR YOU?
  • 10. 10 I DIDN’T KNOW. SO, I ASKED TO SOME ACADEMICS.
  • 11. 11“In terms of academic research, social media are useless. Academic research practicesare too far from the new world.” - Stefano Mirti
  • 12. 12 “Social media are useful tohighlight new research, papers,conferences. They surely aren’t research tool.” - Simona Casarotto
  • 13. 13 “With Twitter I can follow my sociology-heroes without having to ask for friendship and I receive real-time updates about papers and conferences” - Ivana Pais
  • 14. 14 “With Twitter academic research becomes open, worldwide. That’s the real challenge” - Ivana Pais
  • 15. “I use social network to be up15 to date. I follow some sociology departments on Twitter (Harvard and Columbia), single professors and publishing houses” - Cecilia Manzo
  • 16. TWITTER
  • 17. 17“Twitter is fundamental thanksto information quality (and fast timing)” - Stefano Mirti
  • 18. 18 Say something “academic” in 140 characters How can I squeeze my 2000 character abstract?
  • 19. 19 Harvard does. Howard, the duck?
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  • 21. 21 MANY ACADEMICS USE TWITTER
  • 22. 22 MANY ACADEMICS USE TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/#!/LSEImpactBlog/stem-academic-tweeters/members
  • 23. 23 MANY UNIVERSITIES USE IT
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  • 25. 25 KLOUT IS A MEASURE OF ONLINE INFLUENCE. IT’S A GOOD PROXY OF RELEVANCE.
  • 26. 26 Half of the presentation.
  • 27. 27 INBUZZERS.ORG IS A UNIVERSITY PROJECT ABOUT ONLINE INFLUENCE ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA. Blatant self-promotion.
  • 28. 28 “FB is too democratic and prone to demagogy, nonsense polemics that can’t be moderated without being accused of censorship” - Remo Ricchetti
  • 29. 29 “I don’t use social networks, but interesting news fly very fast on Facebook thanks to my network of friends” - Erica Bernardi
  • 30. 30 “I follow some websites via RSS and some other via Facebook. For some topics, we tend to ignore Facebook (and that’s right)” - Christian Omodeo
  • 31. FACEBOOK
  • 32. 32 “Facebook is much more powerful than Twitter (in absolute terms), but it’s very weak for the quality of the content in it.” - Stefano Mirti
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  • 35. 35 STANFORD USES FACEBOOK TO PROMOTE THE FEATURES OF THE CAMPUS University or real-estate?
  • 36. 36
  • 37. 37 DESIGN ROYALE IS A ONLINE LEARNING PROJECT COMPLETELY BASED ON FACEBOOK.http://www.virtualeco.org/2011/07/design-royale-il-social-learning-con-facebook-e-possibile/
  • 38. 38 ANTONIO SCARPONI TAUGHT STUDENTS HOW TO BUILD A “FISH AND CROPS MOBILE UNIT”
  • 39. 39
  • 40. 40 “Many new online/software platforms let you do research and organize your content. Increasingly, they add social and networking features” - Francesco Saviozzi
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  • 42. 42 “Academia.edu is very useful to publish and read papers. Should be used more widely.” - Cecilia Manzo
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  • 48. 48 So, assuming that you need to Discover interesting material Organize and study that stuff Write groundbreaking papers Publish them (possibily) Socialize with peers What would you use?
  • 49. 49 Got questions?
  • 50. 50 GET GUMMY! Gummy Industries Via Manzoni 22/c - Brescia 030 5241468 twitter.com/gummyindustries