2. Networking and Collaborating
Putting up your academic profile and telling
about facts, results, and opinions.
NETWORKING & COLLABORATING!
Connecting and collaborating with colleagues
and building audiences.
Sharing your data and research, lecture slides,
and learning materials.
Academic reputation Unpredictability
Stealing Loss of authority
Good reputaion Dissemination
Self-development & Learning
Openess Easy Networking
Feedback & Quality assurance
HOW TO START?
(Bik & Goldstein, 2013)
1. Explore guides to social media*
2. Establish a professional site
3. Find people and do network
4. Manage your readings
5. Engage and be open-minded
6. Find your audience
*see the list of links at the end of this presentation!
The prevailing contract between science and society
was set up to sustain the production of 'reliable
knowledge'; a new one must ensure the production
of 'socially robust knowledge‘ … the authority of
science will need to be legitimated again and again.
– Michael Gibbons, Nature 402, C81 (1999)
Bik HM, Goldstein MC (2013) An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists. PLoS Biol 11(4):
Gibbon, Michael (1999) Science’s new social contract with society. Nature 402, C81
Goodier & Czerniewicz (2012) Academics’ online presence: A four-step guide to taking control of
your visibility. OpenUCT Initiative. University of Cape Town.
Poutanen, Petro (2012) Unwilling self-marketers – a small media guide for scientists. A blog post.
Wilcox, Christie (2012) Guest Editorial: It's Time To e-Volve: Taking Responsibility for Science
Communication in a Digital Age. Biol. Bull. April 1, 2012 vol. 222 no. 2 85-87.
Wilcox, Christie (2011) Social Media for Scientists. Scientific America.
! Google Scholar, Mendeley, LinkedIn,
Academia.edu, Blogs, your institution’s home page
Social Networking & Collaborating
!Facebook, Twitter, Academia.edu, Research Gate
! arXiv, Social Science Research Resources
Network, CiteULike, Academia.edu, Youtube,
Slideshare, Prezi, Scribd, Scivee, Mendeley
Additional links and resources!
eBiz/MBA – The 15 most popular science sites derived from the web traffic ranks.
Social media for scientists –article series on Scientific American.
Science blogging communities. http://www.science20.com/ and http://scienceblogs.com/
Research Blogging – News about peer-reviewed scientific papers. http://researchblogging.org/
SciVee – Science “youtube”. http://www.scivee.tv/
Wiki on social networking tools for scientists.
Social media: A guide for researchers.
Shipman, Matt (2012) Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time.
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