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  • 1. Social Media for AcademicsStephanie HatchSocial Media and Email Marketing SpecialistMIT Communication Production ServicesApril 2013 Communication Production Services
  • 2. Objectives• Understand why academics use social media• Understand what social networks academics use and how they use them Communication Production Services
  • 3. Why do academics use social media?• Organize research interdependently• Organize information for sharing• Network with like-minded individuals• Find out about research that isn’t published yet• Be more influential in the field; promote your work• Gain quick feedback• Share knowledge and offer expertise• Inspire future academics Communication Production Services
  • 4. BloggingProfessorLarrySusskind’sblog Communication Production Services
  • 5. Blogging: comments He gets insightful comments on his posts Communication Production Services
  • 6. Facebook: network and socialize Follow a research project or a topic-based group Communication Production Services
  • 7. Facebook: networkConnected with like- minded individuals doing great work. Communication Production Services
  • 8. Twitter: join the conversation Communication Production Services
  • 9. Communication Production Services
  • 10. Twitter: join the conversation Communication Production Services
  • 11. Google+ Communication Production Services
  • 12. Google+ Communication Production Services
  • 13. Google+: tell your story Communication Production Services
  • 14. Google+: tell your story Communication Production Services
  • 15. Google Hangouts Sandy Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences http://www.youtube.com/Lv7KNRcTK8w Communication Production Services
  • 16. Flickr Communication Production Services
  • 17. Communication Production Services
  • 18. FlickrCVs are oftentext-only. Whynot share photosof your greatexperiences? Image: UTPL Unidad de Gestión de la Comunicación Communication Production Services
  • 19. Flickr: personality You love what you do.Image: NTNU Engineering Science and Technology Communication Production Services
  • 20. Flickr: slides, images, charts, etc. Show me the data. Communication Production Services
  • 21. Pinterest: collections, called “boards” Communication Production Services
  • 22. Pinterest @alyssakmitchell
  • 23. Pinterest
  • 24. Pinterest
  • 25. Pinterest: share great links
  • 26. Pinterest: shared boards + comments
  • 27. LinkedIn: networking• Not just for getting a job after graduation• Connect with others in your field• Embed SlideShare presentations in your profile• List all of your publications• Individuals change their institutional email address when they graduate from college and go to another for grad school. LinkedIn allows people to keep in touch despite address changes.
  • 28. Quora: ask and answer questions Communication Production Services
  • 29. Quora: ask and answer questions Communication Production Services
  • 30. Quora: inspire prospective academics Communication Production Services
  • 31. SlideShare: share your presentations Federico Casalegno Andres SevtsukResearch Scientist, Comparative Media Studies Urban Studies and Planning Communication Production Services
  • 32. SlideShare Kenneth P. Morse Joi Ito Sr. Lecturer, Sloan Director, Media Lab Communication Production Services
  • 33. SlideShare Vijay Kumar Ramesh Raskar Director, OEIT Professor, Media Lab Communication Production Services
  • 34. Mendeley: organize research Communication Production Services
  • 35. Mendeley: organize research Communication Production Services
  • 36. Mendeley Communication Production Services
  • 37. Ways to add documents to Mendeley• Add directly from the Mendeley research catalog• While browsing the web• Set up a sync folder on your desktop• Drag PDFs onto the Mendeley window• Export information from XML, RIS, and BibTeX• Use the Mendeley apps for iPhone and iPad (Android coming soon) Communication Production Services
  • 38. Mendeley app Communication Production Services
  • 39. ResearchGate Communication Production Services
  • 40. ResearchGate: membership Communication Production Services
  • 41. ResearchGate: membership Communication Production Services
  • 42. ResearchGate: membership Communication Production Services
  • 43. ResearchGate: membership Communication Production Services
  • 44. ResearchGate: membership Communication Production Services
  • 45. ResearchGate: profile Communication Production Services
  • 46. ResearchGate: understand your influence Communication Production Services
  • 47. ResearchGate: get help Communication Production Services
  • 48. ResearchGate: get help Communication Production Services
  • 49. Academia.edu Communication Production Services
  • 50. Academia.edu: analytics Communication Production Services
  • 51. Academia.edu: analytics Communication Production Services
  • 52. Thank youStephanie Hatchemail hatch_s@mit.edutwitter @hatchstephblog connect.mit.edu/blog Communication Production Services