Social Media for Researchers               #sotondiglit workshop                   4th July 2012               Nicole Beal...
Getting to know one another    I do not have a                         I use social media all      social media           ...
This workshop  •   Define social media  •   Why we use social media  •   Social media in the context of the research cycle...
Brief Disclaimer  Wherever possible I have tried to acknowledge  where ideas have come from, with links to the  originatin...
This workshop  •   Define social media  •   Why we use social media  •   Social media in the context of the research cycle...
What is social media?  • Decide on a definition for social media in your    group  • Identify key terms#sotondiglit
Social media is…  • “Internet services where the online content is    generated by the users of the service.”             ...
This workshop  •   Define social media  •   Why we use social media  •   Social media in the context of the research cycle...
Why use social media?  • Identity  • Connection  • Sharing expertise#sotondiglit
Social media can…  • Expand your research network to increase    opportunities for collaboration, employment, funding,    ...
How do you do it?   1. How do you make sense of your academic /      professional practice? i.e. what do you do?   2. How ...
Private vs. Public#sotondiglit
This workshop  •   Define social media  •   Why we use social media  •   Social media in the context of the research cycle...
Research cycle                               Identification               Dissemination    Knowledge       Creation       ...
Knowledge identification  • Sharing information with many networks    simultaneously and consistently will help to    iden...
Research cycle                               Identification               Dissemination    Knowledge       Creation       ...
Knowledge creation  • Utilizing and engaging multiple tools to create    knowledge and develop skill sets to manage    the...
Research cycle                               Identification               Dissemination    Knowledge       Creation       ...
Qualifying Knowledge  • Overcoming unknown hurdles of quality(REF for    current reference), which is in flux, and validat...
Research cycle                               Identification               Dissemination    Knowledge       Creation       ...
Knowledge dissemination  • Engaging with a range of social media tools and censoring    ideology, knowledge and content am...
This workshop  •   Define social media  •   Why we use social media  •   Social media in the context of the research cycle...
(Micro)Blogging  •   Blogger  •   Plurk  •   Posterous  •   Tumblr  •   Twitter  •   Typepad  •   Wordpress  •   Yammer (U...
Blogging  • Regularly       – Become disciplined  • Informality       – Opportunites to explore different writing forms  •...
Using Twitter  • IN YOUR GROUP: 5 ways academics can use    Twitter  • BY YOURSELF: Your research in 140 characters  • IN ...
Wikipedia#sotondiglit
RSS  •   Google Alerts  •   Google Reader  •   Google Analytics  •   NetVibes  •   FeedDemon#sotondiglit
Social bookmarking  •   delicious  •   Digg  •   diigo  •   Reddit  •   StumbleUpon  •   Pearltrees  •   PinBoard  •   Pin...
Social citation sharing  •   CiteULike  •   Connotea  •   Mendeley  •   Zotero  •   Bibsonomy  •   Google#sotondiglit
Media sharing  •   SlideShare  •   YouTube  •   Vimeo  •   Scribd  •   Flickr  •   SoundCloud  •   AudioBoo  •   (Google P...
Collaborative working  • Who do you collaborate with at the moment?  • What collaborative tools do you use and for what   ...
Wisdom of the crowds   Surowieck’s principles essential for wisdom of   crowds:   1. Independence       – Everyone’s worki...
Collaborative writing  • Dropbox  • Zoho Office Suite  • Etherpad:       – sync.in       – PrimaryPad  • Google Docs  • Wi...
Synchronous meetings  •   Eventbrite  •   Adobe Connect  •   Bamboo  •   BaseCamp  •   BigBlueButton  •   Citrix GotoMeeti...
Academic networks  •   Methodspace  •   Researchgate  •   #phdchat  •   Academia  •   LinkedIn  • Meetup  • Lanyrd#sotondi...
Academic / professional networks  • What does your research network look like at the moment?  • Who are the weak ties?  • ...
Content curation  •   Paper.li  •   Mural.ly  •   Netvibes  •   Storify  •   Scoop.it  •   PageFlakes  •   iGoogle#sotondi...
Open access  •   Open access journals  •   Figshare  •   Academia  •   Scribd  •   Eprints  •   Nanopublishing#sotondiglit
This workshop  •   Define social media  •   Why we use social media  •   Social media in the context of the research cycle...
Strategy  • Aggregate  • Filter  • Connect                           -- Kastelle, 2010#sotondiglit
Filtering      Judgement                       Naive             Expert             Network    Based Filtering:           ...
Using tags   There are some things to consider when using tags:  • Personal:       – Personal organisation / management of...
Strategy   Aggregating       Filtering     Connecting                                   Synchronyous                      ...
Strategy  •     Team  •     Primary Goals  •     Measuring Success  •     Audiences  •     Current Conversation  •     Con...
Digital professionalism   What not to share:  • Think of two things that you would share    about your research, and two t...
Ethical considerations  •   Intellectual Property  •   Copyright  •   Creative Commons Licensing  •   GNU General Public L...
Evaluating credibility  • Use citation metrics – e.g. Publish or Perish  • Use advice – e.g. Twitter Journalism  • Use net...
Social media analytics  •   Personas  •   Tiny.ly – real time sharing and usage stats  •   Bit.ly  •   Ow.ly  •   Google A...
This workshop  •   Define social media  •   Why we use social media  •   Social media in the context of the research cycle...
What we could do  • Raise awareness of range of tools and their    usefulness for different scenarios  • Examples of succe...
Get Involved   Email me nicoleebeale@gmail.com   Tweet me @nicoleebeale#sotondiglit
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  1. 1. Social Media for Researchers #sotondiglit workshop 4th July 2012 Nicole Beale - @nicoleebeale#sotondiglit
  2. 2. Getting to know one another I do not have a I use social media all social media the time, and feel account comfortable negotiating all tools and platforms1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10#sotondiglit
  3. 3. This workshop • Define social media • Why we use social media • Social media in the context of the research cycle • Social media tools/platforms • Designing a strategy – Finding and filtering; Evaluating credibility; Analytics; Digital professionalism; Ethical Considerations • Spreading the word#sotondiglit
  4. 4. Brief Disclaimer Wherever possible I have tried to acknowledge where ideas have come from, with links to the originating paper/blog post/etc. Please let me know if you feel that I have misrepresented something, or missed out an acknowledgement. The full recording of this presentation is available here: http://coursecast.soton.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/View er/Default.aspx?id=c4394051-2574-4142-9431- 658206c11c95#sotondiglit
  5. 5. This workshop • Define social media • Why we use social media • Social media in the context of the research cycle • Social media tools/platforms • Designing a strategy – Finding and filtering; Evaluating credibility; Analytics; Digital professionalism; Ethical Considerations • Spreading the word#sotondiglit
  6. 6. What is social media? • Decide on a definition for social media in your group • Identify key terms#sotondiglit
  7. 7. Social media is… • “Internet services where the online content is generated by the users of the service.” – Quinnell, 2012 • “Social media are online communications in which individuals shift fluidly and flexibly between the role of audience and author. To do this, they use social software that enables anyone without knowledge of coding, to post, comment on, share or mash up content and to form communities around shared interests.” – Thronley, 2008#sotondiglit
  8. 8. This workshop • Define social media • Why we use social media • Social media in the context of the research cycle • Social media tools/platforms • Designing a strategy – Finding and filtering; Evaluating credibility; Analytics; Digital professionalism; Ethical Considerations • Spreading the word#sotondiglit
  9. 9. Why use social media? • Identity • Connection • Sharing expertise#sotondiglit
  10. 10. Social media can… • Expand your research network to increase opportunities for collaboration, employment, funding, discussion and research • Access collective intelligence to become more knowledgeable about your own fields of research • Establish a reputation that demonstrates your expertise and the significance and relevance of your research • Practice your debating, discussion and thinking skills • To conduct research -- Gillaspy, 2012#sotondiglit
  11. 11. How do you do it? 1. How do you make sense of your academic / professional practice? i.e. what do you do? 2. How can social media support what you do? 3. How can social media disrupt what you do?#sotondiglit
  12. 12. Private vs. Public#sotondiglit
  13. 13. This workshop • Define social media • Why we use social media • Social media in the context of the research cycle • Social media tools/platforms • Designing a strategy – Finding and filtering; Evaluating credibility; Analytics; Digital professionalism; Ethical Considerations • Spreading the word#sotondiglit
  14. 14. Research cycle Identification Dissemination Knowledge Creation Quality Assurance#sotondiglit
  15. 15. Knowledge identification • Sharing information with many networks simultaneously and consistently will help to identify, manage and sort relevant knowledge – Audience – Wider dissemination – Many to many networks – Manage and organise – Quality of access for others -- Nelson, 2012#sotondiglit
  16. 16. Research cycle Identification Dissemination Knowledge Creation Quality Assurance#sotondiglit
  17. 17. Knowledge creation • Utilizing and engaging multiple tools to create knowledge and develop skill sets to manage the information that has been identified. – Gathering information for collaboration – Build something – Create original content – Use different networks -- Nelson, 2012#sotondiglit
  18. 18. Research cycle Identification Dissemination Knowledge Creation Quality Assurance#sotondiglit
  19. 19. Qualifying Knowledge • Overcoming unknown hurdles of quality(REF for current reference), which is in flux, and validating its use and quality for knowledge. – Ownership / Access – Authorship, social media footprint - expert? Publishing record? – What determines experts or measuring quality – Seeing comments then sharing that information – Integration and interaction between author and comments -- Nelson, 2012#sotondiglit
  20. 20. Research cycle Identification Dissemination Knowledge Creation Quality Assurance#sotondiglit
  21. 21. Knowledge dissemination • Engaging with a range of social media tools and censoring ideology, knowledge and content amongst a variety of audiences in and outside of academic institutions. – How you spread information and how it is framed. – How is knowledge discussed – legal considerations – Exchanging information in the social sphere. - anonymous sources. – Terms and conditions on the social networks – Who owns the content? – Blogging as a way of individualizing yourself – Branding / social media strategy -- Nelson, 2012#sotondiglit
  22. 22. This workshop • Define social media • Why we use social media • Social media in the context of the research cycle • Social media tools/platforms • Designing a strategy – Finding and filtering; Evaluating credibility; Analytics; Digital professionalism; Ethical Considerations • Spreading the word#sotondiglit
  23. 23. (Micro)Blogging • Blogger • Plurk • Posterous • Tumblr • Twitter • Typepad • Wordpress • Yammer (University of Southampton)#sotondiglit
  24. 24. Blogging • Regularly – Become disciplined • Informality – Opportunites to explore different writing forms • Generality – Conveying complex information to non-specialists • Contexts – Risk (free)? – Shape ideas and formulate thoughts and concepts – Work in progress – Raw material for thesis/conference/journalpapers – Emphasis on personal experiences/perspectives/opinon – Quinnell, 2012#sotondiglit
  25. 25. Using Twitter • IN YOUR GROUP: 5 ways academics can use Twitter • BY YOURSELF: Your research in 140 characters • IN YOUR GROUP: Read out your research in 140 characters to your group. Any changes suggested?#sotondiglit
  26. 26. Wikipedia#sotondiglit
  27. 27. RSS • Google Alerts • Google Reader • Google Analytics • NetVibes • FeedDemon#sotondiglit
  28. 28. Social bookmarking • delicious • Digg • diigo • Reddit • StumbleUpon • Pearltrees • PinBoard • Pinterest#sotondiglit
  29. 29. Social citation sharing • CiteULike • Connotea • Mendeley • Zotero • Bibsonomy • Google#sotondiglit
  30. 30. Media sharing • SlideShare • YouTube • Vimeo • Scribd • Flickr • SoundCloud • AudioBoo • (Google Play / iTunes)#sotondiglit
  31. 31. Collaborative working • Who do you collaborate with at the moment? • What collaborative tools do you use and for what purpose? • How might social media tools improve your collaborative practice? • Are there any potential risks to using collaborative working tools in an academic/professional context? – Ethical/Legal? – Practical/Logistical? – Quality assurance? -- Gillaspy, 2012#sotondiglit
  32. 32. Wisdom of the crowds Surowieck’s principles essential for wisdom of crowds: 1. Independence – Everyone’s working on their own project 2. Diversity – Drawn from a range of different backgrounds/disciplines 3. Decentralisation – Bringing people together who are funded and managed in different ways -- Surowieck, 2004#sotondiglit
  33. 33. Collaborative writing • Dropbox • Zoho Office Suite • Etherpad: – sync.in – PrimaryPad • Google Docs • Wikis (WikiMatrix Wiki Choice Wizard): – Wikispaces – MediaWiki – Wikia – PBWorks#sotondiglit
  34. 34. Synchronous meetings • Eventbrite • Adobe Connect • Bamboo • BaseCamp • BigBlueButton • Citrix GotoMeeting • DimDim • Elluminate • Huddle • Skype#sotondiglit
  35. 35. Academic networks • Methodspace • Researchgate • #phdchat • Academia • LinkedIn • Meetup • Lanyrd#sotondiglit
  36. 36. Academic / professional networks • What does your research network look like at the moment? • Who are the weak ties? • How do you want your network to expand? • Where are the greatest concentrations of people you want to talk to? • What value do you bring to the network? • What are the risks of using social networking tools (Ethical/Legal? Practical/Logistical? Quality assurance?) -- Gillaspy, 2012#sotondiglit
  37. 37. Content curation • Paper.li • Mural.ly • Netvibes • Storify • Scoop.it • PageFlakes • iGoogle#sotondiglit
  38. 38. Open access • Open access journals • Figshare • Academia • Scribd • Eprints • Nanopublishing#sotondiglit
  39. 39. This workshop • Define social media • Why we use social media • Social media in the context of the research cycle • Social media tools/platforms • Designing a strategy – Finding and filtering; Evaluating credibility; Analytics; Digital professionalism; Ethical Considerations • Spreading the word#sotondiglit
  40. 40. Strategy • Aggregate • Filter • Connect -- Kastelle, 2010#sotondiglit
  41. 41. Filtering Judgement Naive Expert Network Based Filtering: Amount of information Mechanical Heuristic Algorithmic Filtering: -- Kastelle, 2010#sotondiglit
  42. 42. Using tags There are some things to consider when using tags: • Personal: – Personal organisation / management of bookmarks, searchable tag list / cloud • Group: – Participatory / democratic knowledge base • Social: – Use as search engine, keyword / user search other user bookmarks, subscriptions / networks intrapersonal & interpersonal – Quinnell, 2012#sotondiglit
  43. 43. Strategy Aggregating Filtering Connecting Synchronyous Social Meetings RSS Bookmarking Collaborative Writing Social Academic Citation Content Networks Sharing Curation#sotondiglit
  44. 44. Strategy • Team • Primary Goals • Measuring Success • Audiences • Current Conversation • Content • Name and Design – Branding, Affiliation • Evaluation (timeline, realign) -- Research Impact Project, KMb Unit, University of York, 2012 Social Media Governance – social media policy database, including some universities.#sotondiglit
  45. 45. Digital professionalism What not to share: • Think of two things that you would share about your research, and two things that you wouldn’t share about your research. • Discuss in the group why you made these decisions.#sotondiglit
  46. 46. Ethical considerations • Intellectual Property • Copyright • Creative Commons Licensing • GNU General Public License#sotondiglit
  47. 47. Evaluating credibility • Use citation metrics – e.g. Publish or Perish • Use advice – e.g. Twitter Journalism • Use network curated content – e.g. Public Insight Network#sotondiglit
  48. 48. Social media analytics • Personas • Tiny.ly – real time sharing and usage stats • Bit.ly • Ow.ly • Google Analytics • Klout • TrustCloud • Twuffer • TweetStats#sotondiglit
  49. 49. This workshop • Define social media • Why we use social media • Social media in the context of the research cycle • Social media tools/platforms • Designing a strategy – Finding and filtering; Evaluating credibility; Analytics; Digital professionalism; Ethical Considerations • Spreading the word#sotondiglit
  50. 50. What we could do • Raise awareness of range of tools and their usefulness for different scenarios • Examples of successful use and good practice • Guidelines for training, enabling informed decision making • Standards for and advice on curation and preservation. -- University of Bath, The Connected Researcher project#sotondiglit
  51. 51. Get Involved Email me nicoleebeale@gmail.com Tweet me @nicoleebeale#sotondiglit

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