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  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ACADEMICS Why researchers should love Twitter
  2. 2. 2 Alessandro Mininno Gummy Ind. Consultancy Art/Culture
  3. 3. 3 ARE YOU RESEARCHERS? PHDs? PROFESSORS?
  4. 4. I don’t really know what academic people does. 4 I assume that you Discover interesting material Organize and study that stuff Write groundbreaking papers Publish them (possibily) Socialize with peers And you get paid for this, wow!
  5. 5. 5 NOW, WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA AND WHY SHOULD YOU LIKE IT?
  6. 6. 6 “Social media essentially is a category of online media where people are talking, participating, sharing, networking, and bookmarking online.” - Mass Relevance Definitions are so boring! http://heidicohen.com/social-media-definition/
  7. 7. 22% 7 OF THE WORLD POPULATION USES SOCIAL MEDIA http://www.adzag.co/tag/social-media-2012/
  8. 8. 8 A new social network is born every week.
  9. 9. 9 SO, WHY SHOULD THIS BE IMPORTANT FOR YOU?
  10. 10. 10 I DIDN’T KNOW. SO, I ASKED TO SOME ACADEMICS.
  11. 11. 11 “In terms of academic research, social media are useless. Academic research practices are too far from the new world.” - Stefano Mirti
  12. 12. 12 “Social media are useful to highlight new research, papers, conferences. They surely aren’t research tool.” - Simona Casarotto
  13. 13. 13 “With Twitter I can follow my sociology-heroes without having to ask for friendship and I receive real-time updates about papers and conferences” - Ivana Pais
  14. 14. 14 “With Twitter academic research becomes open, worldwide. That’s the real challenge” - Ivana Pais
  15. 15. “I use social network to be up 15 to date. I follow some sociology departments on Twitter (Harvard and Columbia), single professors and publishing houses” - Cecilia Manzo
  16. 16. TWITTER
  17. 17. 17 “Twitter is fundamental thanks to information quality (and fast timing)” - Stefano Mirti
  18. 18. 18 Say something “academic” in 140 characters How can I squeeze my 2000 character abstract?
  19. 19. 19 Harvard does. Howard, the duck?
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  21. 21. 21 MANY ACADEMICS USE TWITTER
  22. 22. 22 MANY ACADEMICS USE TWITTER https://twitter.com/#!/LSEImpactBlog/stem-academic-tweeters/members
  23. 23. 23 MANY UNIVERSITIES USE IT
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  25. 25. 25 KLOUT IS A MEASURE OF ONLINE INFLUENCE. IT’S A GOOD PROXY OF RELEVANCE.
  26. 26. 26 Half of the presentation.
  27. 27. 27 INBUZZERS.ORG IS A UNIVERSITY PROJECT ABOUT ONLINE INFLUENCE ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA. Blatant self-promotion.
  28. 28. 28 “FB is too democratic and prone to demagogy, nonsense polemics that can’t be moderated without being accused of censorship” - Remo Ricchetti
  29. 29. 29 “I don’t use social networks, but interesting news fly very fast on Facebook thanks to my network of friends” - Erica Bernardi
  30. 30. 30 “I follow some websites via RSS and some other via Facebook. For some topics, we tend to ignore Facebook (and that’s right)” - Christian Omodeo
  31. 31. FACEBOOK
  32. 32. 32 “Facebook is much more powerful than Twitter (in absolute terms), but it’s very weak for the quality of the content in it.” - Stefano Mirti
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  35. 35. 35 STANFORD USES FACEBOOK TO PROMOTE THE FEATURES OF THE CAMPUS University or real-estate?
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  37. 37. 37 DESIGN ROYALE IS A ONLINE LEARNING PROJECT COMPLETELY BASED ON FACEBOOK. http://www.virtualeco.org/2011/07/design-royale-il-social-learning-con-facebook-e-possibile/
  38. 38. 38 ANTONIO SCARPONI TAUGHT STUDENTS HOW TO BUILD A “FISH AND CROPS MOBILE UNIT”
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  40. 40. 40 “Many new online/software platforms let you do research and organize your content. Increasingly, they add social and networking features” - Francesco Saviozzi
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  42. 42. 42 “Academia.edu is very useful to publish and read papers. Should be used more widely.” - Cecilia Manzo
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  48. 48. 48 So, assuming that you need to Discover interesting material Organize and study that stuff Write groundbreaking papers Publish them (possibily) Socialize with peers What would you use?
  49. 49. 49 Got questions?
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