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    • Twitter for AcademicResearchKaren Gregory@claudiakincaidJustPublics365CUNY Graduate Center
    • Introduction Welcome What are hoping to learn today? What experience have you had with Twitter? This isn’t necessarily about conducting research about those on Twitter. We will not cover IRB issues.
    • What is Twitter? An online service that lets you answer the question: What are you doing? Why would we want to answer this question? As researchers? Graduate students? Faculty? What am I doing?http://www.techterms.com/definition/twitt er
    • Twitter Basics: A Tour You need an account There are multiple clients (i.e. TweetDeck) Using your real name/photo? 140 characters #Hashtags Retweets (RT or MT @claudiakincaid) Following/Followers Searching for people & topics Creating lists
    • Finding Others and Disseminating Your Work To find others: ◦ Who is on Twitter? http://www.pewresearch.org/2013/03/04/t witter-reaction-to-events-often-at-odds- with-overall-public-opinion/ ◦ How can we find them? ◦ What are they doing there? ◦ Do I care?
    • “Eavesdropping” & Visualizing Research suggests that “eavesdropping” on Twitter can itself be productive. What are other’s reading? Writing about? Oh, who’s that? Seeing your audience: Mention Maphttp://mentionmapp.com/beta/classic/in dex.php#user-claudiakincaid
    • Stats, stats, and more statsTools to visualize and search:http://twittertoolsbook.com/10-awesome-twitter-analytics- visualization-tools/http://tweetreach.com/http://topsy.com/thebillfold.com/2013/02/we-ask-that-you-do-not- call-us-professor/?infonly=1And, for keeping your Tweets:http://twdocs.com(Smithsonian Museum is also archiving)
    • Disseminating Your Work A little trickier here because you must participate Be a person, not a company Have a voice, an opinion Talk to others, engage in conversation Also, be kind, thank people (citation here) Ask questions START BLOGGING Share your publications, works in progress, upcoming talks Deborah Lupton as case study:http://sydney.edu.au/research/spotlight/lupton.s html
    • Additional Resources http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/ http://www.twitip.com/twitter-for- research-why-and-how-to-do-it- including-case-studies/