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Social Media for Academics

  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ACADEMICS:BUILDING AUDIENCE, CREATINGCOMMUNITYAND BEING VISUALKimberly Wilmot Voss, PhDAssociate ProfessorArea Coordinator of Journalism
  2. 2. My SocialMedia Friend:Laura FowlerSIUE
  3. 3. Who isusingSocialMedia?
  4. 4. Who isusingSocialMedia?
  5. 5. WhichSocialMedia?
  6. 6. WhyUseSocialMedia?
  7. 7. Academic Reasons• Better lit reviews• Network/Collaboration• Research opportunities• AnalyticsImpact• Beyond the Ivory Tower
  8. 8. Women’s History Month• Blogged each day• Created a Facebook post• Bitly & Tweeted a link• Added it to my Google+ circles• Created a Pinterest Board
  9. 9. Women’sHistoryMonth
  10. 10. Women’sHistoryMonth onFacebook
  11. 11. Women’sHistoryMonth onPinterest
  12. 12. Becomingan Expert
  13. 13. Becomingan Expert
  14. 14. PinterestGroup Boards
  15. 15. Twitter
  16. 16. Social Media Analytics•  Blog: 93,580 page views•  Twitter:•  2079 tweets•  Following 1,986•  Followers 455•  Pinterest:•  105 boards•  3,500 pins•  301 followers•  Following 701Academia.edu•  957 profile views•  2,071 document views•  125 followers•  Following 363
  17. 17. SocialMediaConcerns
  18. 18. CreatePersonalPolicies
  19. 19. CreateCommunity
  20. 20. Make SocialMedia aHabit
  21. 21. Give Up Control•  Ted Talks Video•  Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media•  http://www.ted.com/talks/alexis_ohanian_how_to_make_a_splash_in_social_media.html•  Or http://youtu.be/tPgQsv2KPwc
  22. 22. SpeakBack
  23. 23. How to Get Started

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