Twitter for Researchers

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Twitter for Researchers

  1. 1. Twitter for ResearchersEmma Thompson or...@LibraryEmma@LivUniLibrary (with others)
  2. 2. Go to http://twitter.com/search Try searching for “liverpool university”
  3. 3. Choose a name• Not too long – makes it hard for others to retweet your messages• Use capitals to break up your name @LivUniLibrary• Photo/Logo essential
  4. 4. Send some tweets• A link to a website you find useful, “I’m just testing twitter” ...whatever• People are more likely to follow you if you are an “active” user
  5. 5. 3. Follow!It’s not stalking, honest...Follow colleagues, institutions, funders –the library... and see who they follow Many will follow you back
  6. 6. Managing TwitterCreate Columns for :different accounts (personal and institutional)search terms e.g. “sydney jones”Hashtags for conferences, themes etc #phdchat
  7. 7. Is Twitter increasing impact? “altmetrics” Altmetric Bookmarklet for Chrome, FireFox and Safari http://www.altmetric.com/book marklet.php
  8. 8. Could Social Media “buzz” increase citations?Eysenbach GCan Tweets Predict Citations? Metrics of Social Impact Based onTwitter and Correlation with Traditional Metrics of ScientificImpactJ Med Internet Res 2011;13(4):e123URL: http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e123/doi: 10.2196/jmir.2012PMID: 22173204
  9. 9. Hashtags• Click to follow them e.g. #phdchat• Make your own – e.g. for a conference• Sometimes used for emphasis
  10. 10. Sharing LinksHootSuite, Tweetdeck and now Twitter.comshorten links automatically
  11. 11. Over to you...Create an account onhttp://www.twitter.com• Search for Key Journals/Institutions/People in your area and follow
  12. 12. Thanks... Any Questions?emma.thompson@liv.ac.ukimage from twittermoma.jpg
  13. 13. Want to know more?LSE Social Media Blog http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/201 1/09/29/twitter-guide/Prof. Dorothy Bishop, Oxford (Developmental Neuropsychology)http://deevybee.blogspot.com/2011/06/gentle- introduction-to-twitter-for.htmlMore links and blogs:http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-for-academics

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