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Disseminate and Communicate blogging and microblogging The Connected Researcher: Networking and Collaborating with Social ...
What is blogging? LeFever, Lee. 2008.  Blogs in plain English  [Online]. Available at: http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs [A...
Types of blog adapted from  Wikipedia. 2011.  Blog  [Online]. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog [Accessed 25...
Why blog? http://tinyurl.com/CR12-WhyBlog
Why blog? <ul><li>use as a notebook  1 </li></ul><ul><li>record thoughts on events  2 </li></ul><ul><li>alternative focus ...
Why blog? MacLeod, Hugh. 2011.  I have nothing to say  [Online]. Available at: http://gapingvoid.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
Academic blogs
Searching blogs
Which blogging platform?
Which blogging platform?
Which blogging platform?
Which blogging platform?
Blogging well <ul><li>know WHY you’re blogging </li></ul><ul><li>know your constraints </li></ul><ul><li>know your audienc...
Avoiding blogging pitfalls <ul><li>respect plagiarism and copyright </li></ul><ul><li>do not tolerate abuse </li></ul><ul>...
What is microblogging? exchanging small elements of content, whether words, images or videos.. conversation... people writ...
Why tweet?
Why tweet?
Academic tweeting #CR12 #DR12Vitae #PhDChat #TwitJC
Tracking tweets
Tracking tweets
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Disseminate and Communicate

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Delivered as part of the Connected Researcher workshop for Cardiff University's Graduate College, 23 February 2012 http://bit.ly/hrr7x9.

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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: 25 January 2011].
  3. 3. Types of blog adapted from Wikipedia. 2011. Blog [Online]. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog [Accessed 25 January 2011]. personal organisational genre media reflection; communication; archiving informational; marketing politics; travel; education links; videos, photos
  4. 4. Why blog? http://tinyurl.com/CR12-WhyBlog
  5. 5. Why blog? <ul><li>use as a notebook 1 </li></ul><ul><li>record thoughts on events 2 </li></ul><ul><li>alternative focus (with a writing element) </li></ul><ul><li>crowdsource </li></ul>knowledge transfer links to articles collect feedback generate discussion collaborate enhance reputation outreach reduce feelings of isolation increase sense of belonging blog as online ‘base camp’ direct people to blog to save producing documents 2 momentum to explore other technologies explores the process of research work critical appraisal follow events reflect share network collate learn 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].
  6. 6. 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].
  7. 7. Academic blogs
  8. 8. Searching blogs
  9. 9. Which blogging platform?
  10. 10. Which blogging platform?
  11. 11. Which blogging platform?
  12. 12. Which blogging platform?
  13. 13. Blogging well <ul><li>know WHY you’re blogging </li></ul><ul><li>know your constraints </li></ul><ul><li>know your audience </li></ul><ul><li>engage and connect </li></ul><ul><li>blog regularly </li></ul>
  14. 14. Avoiding blogging pitfalls <ul><li>respect plagiarism and copyright </li></ul><ul><li>do not tolerate abuse </li></ul><ul><li>develop your writing style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>think like a journalist, not an academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eliminate redundancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use links </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Why tweet?
  17. 17. Why tweet?
  18. 18. Academic tweeting #CR12 #DR12Vitae #PhDChat #TwitJC
  19. 19. Tracking tweets
  20. 20. Tracking tweets
  21. 21. Disseminate and Communicate blogging and microblogging The Connected Researcher: Networking and Collaborating with Social Media

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