Poll of attendees and event details for 'Social Media for Scientists', a presentation made to 85 life scientists at the San Diego Biotechnology Network May 28th event. Mary Canady and William Gunn presented.
Background<br />Promoted ‘Social Media for Scientists’ workshop to San Diego Scientists as part of the SDBN<br />Promotion via LinkedIn group, Meetup, Facebook, and Fliers<br />Workshop positioned to help them with their career and science<br />Poll: http://sdbn.org/images/MaySMPoll.pdf<br />
Background<br />Presentation by Mary Canady and William Gunn<br />Slidecast: http://sdbn.org/sdsms<br />~85 in attendance (n=75 for poll)<br />Web 2.0 ‘style’<br />Interactive<br />Encouraged participation<br />~15 brought computers & used wifi<br />
Summary<br />Utilized poll to drive content<br />Covered Science Blogs more than anticipated<br />‘Want to know’ correlated directly with ‘existing knowledge’<br />Covered friendfeed, even though interest low<br />
Summary: Questions Asked<br />How do I get a blog on Scienceblogs.com?<br />On LinkedIn, should I automatically recommend someone who recommends me?<br />Can you suggest a good RSS feed aggregator?<br />Who owns the content on my blog?<br />Questions about existing websites<br />ResearchGate<br />Spokeo<br />Which blog platform is best?<br />How aggressively should I promote myself online?<br />
Follow Up<br />Set up friendfeed room http://friendfeed.com/sdbn<br />Only handful signed up, most already SM-savvy<br />Set up Facebook Page http://tinyurl.com/sdbnfb<br />‘Bring mountain to Mohammed’<br />They’re already on FB<br />Will begin promoting to wider audience<br />Not much Twitter adoption<br />Have seen increased LinkedIn usage (anecdotal, personal observation)<br />Will likely poll attendees before next event to gauge progress<br />