2013 Connected Researcher 3 Disseminate and Communicate


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One of five presentations from the first week of a social media for researchers workshop, delivered as part of Cardiff University Graduate College's workshop programme.

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2013 Connected Researcher 3 Disseminate and Communicate

  1. 1. Disseminate and Communicate blogging and microblogging The Connected Researcher: Networking and Collaborating with Social Media
  2. 2. What is blogging? LeFever, Lee. 2008. Blogs in plain English [Online]. Available at:http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs [Accessed: 12 February 2013].
  3. 3. Types of blog personal reflection; communication; archiving media genre politics; travel; education links; videos, photos organisational informational; marketingadapted from Wikipedia. 2011. Blog [Online]. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog [Accessed 12 February 2013].
  4. 4. How to blog connectedresearcher.wordpress.com go to wordpress.com username: password:
  5. 5. Why blog? MacLeod, Hugh. 2011. I have nothing to say [Online]. Available at:http://gapingvoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/zzzzzz7654191a.jpeg [Accessed: 16 February 2012].
  6. 6. Why blog?reflect share network collate learnuse as a knowledge enhance blog as momentum to notebook transfer reputation online ‘base explore other 1 camp’ technologies links to outreachrecord articles direct explores the thoughts reduce people to process of on events collect feelings of blog to save research work 2 feedback isolation producing documents 2 criticalalternative generate increase appraisal focus discussion sense of (with a belonging follow events writing collaborate element)1. Richer, Suzi. 2009. Blogging your way to completion… [Online]. Available at: http://vitae.ac.uk/researchers/1271-194421/Blogging-your-way-to-completion.html [Accessed: 25 January 2011].2. Weller, M. 2007. The ed technie: is blogging a good use of time? [Online]. Available at: http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2007/04/is_blogging_a_g.html [Accessed: 25 January 2011].
  7. 7. Academic blogs
  8. 8. Discovering blogs commentingblogrolls and trackbacks
  9. 9. Searching blogs
  10. 10. Which blogging platform?
  11. 11. Whichbloggingplatform?
  12. 12. Whichbloggingplatform?
  13. 13. Blogging well know WHY you’re blogging know your constraints know your audience engage and connect blog regularly
  14. 14. Avoiding blogging pitfalls respect plagiarism and copyright do not tolerate abuse develop your writing style  think like a journalist, not an academic  eliminate redundancy  use links
  15. 15. Promoting your blog create a Facebook page and a Twitter profile to promote your blog buy your own domain name exploit blogrolls and trackbacks and repost others’ posts post frequently and search engines are more likely to find you use clear naming conventions in posts specialise to gain recognition
  16. 16. What is microblogging?exchanging small elements of content,whether words, images or videos.. conversation... people write short messages people read the messages people reply to the messages blog compactly and socially share text, quotes, links, images, videos and audio
  17. 17. Why tweet?
  18. 18. Why tweet?
  19. 19. Academic tweeting
  20. 20. Guess that hashtag!#PhDChat #solo12 #yolo #DR12Vitae #fb #TwitJC #ff #CR13 #Acwri
  21. 21. Tweeting professionally Do you consciously separate personal and professional use of social media?
  22. 22. Searching Twitter
  23. 23. Tracking tweets
  24. 24. Tracking tweets