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Research students-2010.01.18


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Research students-2010.01.18

  1. 1. Thoughts on Social Networkingfor Researchers<br />Use, benefits and can you make up your mind?<br />Rachel Johnson<br />Tim Johnson<br />
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  3. 3. .<br />What is going on?<br /><ul><li> Current use by researchers
  4. 4. Be aware of what other researchers in your field are doing and join in
  5. 5. So what are researchers doing and why?</li></ul>RIN Report ‘If you build it, will they come’<br />.<br />
  6. 6. Change Change Change<br />Questions addressed by research:<br /><ul><li>changing discovery techniques or enhancing the accessibility of research information
  7. 7. changing researchers publication and dissemination behaviour, and
  8. 8. changing practices around communicating research findings</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Make data easier to share verify and re-use</li></ul>(‘ generating, re-purposing and consuming content’ RIN p. 5)<br /><ul><li>approach is decentralised and collective, a different approach to the assessment and organisation of information in terms of ownership and control.
  9. 9. ‘the more people can connect and collaborate the better’ RIN p. 32</li></li></ul><li>’It almost offers you a half way house in that you can be less formal, you don’t have to have completed your research project, you can talk about your research findings … and it’s put out there in the public space and people can comment or interact without having to wait until your final output is a journal article that will appear in print.’ <br />Research Information Network. If you build it, will they come? How researchers perceive and use Web 2.0. London, 2010. p. 28<br />
  10. 10. Topical<br />Delicious - - No, we are not shutting down Delicious. <br /><br /><br /><br />Blogs – Dave White -<br />Twitter – research (Tweetdeck)<br />Facebook – Maria Nikolajeva<br />
  11. 11. Topical<br />Cloudworks – Virtual Worlds -<br /> – Tim -<br />Combinations – examples<br />VWWM– mail list, web site, SL, f2f<br />Presence – mail list, web site, f2f <br />BlogScholar<br />Academic Blog Portal<br />Hyptertope<br />
  12. 12. “In ancient Greek the word “persona-lity” … is derived from the word for “mask”. The function of the mask was not to hide the actor but give information about the character.” Rhizome: Digital Identity Matters, Warburton 2010, Eduserv, Kings College, London p12<br />
  13. 13. Irving Goffman<br />“… this mask is our truer self, the self we would like to be … our conception of our role becomes second nature and an integral part of our personality.”<br /> Goffman, E. (1959). The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Reprint. Penguin Books, 1990, p30<br />
  14. 14. Identity<br />Bluesky<br />Timothy<br />Karen<br />
  15. 15. So – Make up your mind – do you think like this:<br /> I’d rather spend the time thinking about what I’m going to do next rather than spend it telling others what I’m doing…’ (RIN p.32)<br /> or<br /> ‘One of the key social skills for the 21st century is building and maintaining your networks … the more people can connect and collaborate, the better.’ (RIN p.32)<br />
  16. 16. Graduate Research School Blog<br />All the urls from this session will be on your Research School blog<br /><br />If you have any queries that either Rachel or Tim might be able to help with please contact us by email.<br /><br /><br />