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Social Media  for  Political Scientists APSA 2011 Alexandra Samuel  www.alexandrasamuel.com @awsamuel on Twitter Director ...
AGENDA <ul><li>WHY SOCIAL MEDIA </li></ul><ul><li>MONITORING: Google Reader, iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>STORYTELLING: WordP...
 
 
social media in the classroom Incredibly distracting Incredibly enriching
social media will make political scientists world-changing intellectual powerhouses 140-character mental  midgets
Your social media life today tweeting  right now email sometimes
Monitoring
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Feed your research, teaching and publishing with: </li></ul><ul><li>information about emergent cases in your field...
Storytelling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Build interest in your blog or tweets by: </li></ul><ul><li>adding photos to your blog or home page </li></ul><ul>...
Connecting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>find researchers and experts in your field </li></ul><ul><li>connect to policymakers </li></ul><ul><li>build trust...
Managing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zotero
<ul><li>Choose tools & tags that… </li></ul><ul><li>relate to your research or teaching </li></ul><ul><li>support your pro...
Get started <ul><li>MONITORING: Google Reader, iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>STORYTELLING: WordPress.com, Facebook, Twitter </...
Thank you <ul><li>Alexandra Samuel </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>@awsamuel
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Social Media for Political Scientists

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How can political scientists make use of social media to support their research, engage students and build a reputation beyond the field? I tackled these opportunities in a short course at the 2011 meetings of the American Political Science Association. Find out more about the session, including a resource list, at http://alexlov.es/apsa2011

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Social Media for Political Scientists

  1. 1. Social Media for Political Scientists APSA 2011 Alexandra Samuel www.alexandrasamuel.com @awsamuel on Twitter Director Social + Interactive Media Centre Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  2. 2. AGENDA <ul><li>WHY SOCIAL MEDIA </li></ul><ul><li>MONITORING: Google Reader, iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>STORYTELLING: WordPress, Facebook, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECTING: LinkedIn, HootSuite </li></ul><ul><li>MANAGING: Evernote, Basecamp, Delicious </li></ul>
  3. 5. social media in the classroom Incredibly distracting Incredibly enriching
  4. 6. social media will make political scientists world-changing intellectual powerhouses 140-character mental midgets
  5. 7. Your social media life today tweeting right now email sometimes
  6. 8. Monitoring
  7. 14. <ul><li>Feed your research, teaching and publishing with: </li></ul><ul><li>information about emergent cases in your field </li></ul><ul><li>news and conversational hooks </li></ul><ul><li>awareness of your own reputation </li></ul><ul><li>images and videos to include in teaching </li></ul>Monitoring
  8. 15. Storytelling
  9. 26. <ul><li>Build interest in your blog or tweets by: </li></ul><ul><li>adding photos to your blog or home page </li></ul><ul><li>running a contest </li></ul><ul><li>covering a live event </li></ul><ul><li>finding pictures for a print piece or web site </li></ul>Storytelling
  10. 27. Connecting
  11. 35. <ul><li>find researchers and experts in your field </li></ul><ul><li>connect to policymakers </li></ul><ul><li>build trust with and among students </li></ul><ul><li>help media, policymakers and collaborators find you </li></ul>Connecting
  12. 36. Managing
  13. 45. Zotero
  14. 46. <ul><li>Choose tools & tags that… </li></ul><ul><li>relate to your research or teaching </li></ul><ul><li>support your professional development </li></ul><ul><li>you use as a team </li></ul><ul><li>are “for:you” </li></ul>Managing
  15. 47. Get started <ul><li>MONITORING: Google Reader, iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>STORYTELLING: WordPress.com, Facebook, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECTING: LinkedIn, HootSuite </li></ul><ul><li>MANAGING: Evernote, Basecamp, Delicious </li></ul>
  16. 48. Thank you <ul><li>Alexandra Samuel </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>@awsamuel

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