I am Sherry Jones
I am a philosophy, rhetoric & game studies instructor, a
narrative designer, and a writer thriving on social media.
Find me at: @autnes
Find slides at: http://bit.ly/socialwriters
Social Media Refer to...
digital apps that
enable the creation
and distribution of
content, such as
texts, photos, music
files, videos, etc.
Social Media Create a
in which a network of
users share content to
make their own web
presence known to others.
(ex. Snapchat, Voxer,
Instagram, Ghost, Tumblr,
Linkedin, Github, etc.)
Writers Can Use Social
to develop their
creative or academic
craft, find work,
and/or promote their
Writing for Mediated
means to use a variety
of social media
platforms to engage
general, professional, &
academic audiences on
Writers can enhance their craft via
Writing Tool for collaborating on long form
writing. Works with Google Docs. Writing can
be subdivided into sections and chapters.
Mindmapping Tool for collaborating on
brainstorming, documenting, and planning
ideas for writing.
Many writers are not yet aware of Google’s Docs advanced writing features,
such as multi-user collaboration, comment, chat, research, track revision
history, citation generation (via add on), speech-to-write, translation, publish
as webpage, etherpad, etc. Writers can get feedback from collaborators.
Writers can create creative,
collaborative works via social media!
Writing tool that considers itself a “game”
for group storytelling.
Writing tool that allows users to add
“prequels” or “sequels” to other users’
Primarily a site for programmers to share codes as a way to get feedback
on improving their codes, or to get free user testing, some writers are
sharing their writing on Github to receive writing feedback, or to teach
others on how to logically organize a piece of writing. For example, see
Syllabus as sample.
Writers can publish their writing via
Long form blogging platform that caters to a
general audience who prefers in-depth
writing. Readers can add comments directly
on each entry. For example, see my medium.
Long form blogging platform written using
Node.js (displays beautifully on mobile
devices). Enables collaboration with a team.
Writing Tool for creating stories with
pictures. Stories can be shared with users via
web and mobile devices.
Writers make their presence known
as self promoters via social media!
Crowdsourced funding site where individuals
can ask the crowd to subscribe to their
projects via monthly payment. Many creative
writers and journalists self-fund via Patreon.
Single page self-introduction website that
when coupled with the “Intro” app, serves as
a virtual business card. For example, see my
A popular platform among journalists and
academics, writers can share their thoughts via
Twitter, and let users follow their tweets via
Rebelmouse. For example, see my rebelmouse.
Writers can engage in communities of
practice (and get inspired) via social media!
Aeon is a magazine that offers intellectual commentary on social and
academic issues. They offer a new feature called “conversations,” where
users can pose a question, and receive feedback answers from fellow
users (sometimes experts). It is a great place to get writing inspirations.
Twitter’s hashtag system offers users instant updates on interested
topics. Many writers, both creative and academic, contribute their
thoughts on interested topics via Twitter. Writers can join multiple
communities of practice on Twitter. For example, see my Twitter.
Linkedin is a business oriented social network where users create a
profile that serves as their virtual resume. Linkedin also allow users
to create groups. There are massive writing groups on Linkedin
where writers share tips or job alerts. For example, see my Linkedin.
Writers can conduct or share
research on social media!
Academic research repository site where
academic writers can post their research
articles for open access to the public. Writers
can communicate with each other on RG.
Similar to Linkedin but for academics, Academia.edu allows academic
writers to search for job postings, or post publications to share with
colleagues or with the public. One can self-identify as independent or
school associated. For example, see my academia.edu.
Although it’s technically an academic publications search engine,
Right Relevance can help writers find topic specific news, articles,
research papers, etc. When RR is coupled with Twitter, it will
automatically tweet updates about the writer’s interested topics.
Reddit.com is a public forum where anyone can create forum-based
communities. Academics are forming large Reddit forums to share
personal thoughts about academic research matters. The “Journal of
Science” at Reddit is one such example.
Slideshare is a slides sharing community site for professionals. One can
create a unique profile to host all of one’s slides. Many writers and
educators share their writing and research here. For example, see my
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