Essential Social Media for Historians and History Projects

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This workshop was convened with members of the University of Leicester School of Historical Studies, the University of Leicester library, and was led by Terese Bird of the Institute of Learning Innovation. Contact Terese on tmb10@le.ac.uk.

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Essential Social Media for Historians and History Projects

  1. 1. www.le.ac.uk Essential Social Media for Historians and History Projects Terese Bird tmb10@le.ac.uk Learning Technologist and SCORE Research Fellow Institute of Learning Innovation #HistorySocial Workshop 19 September, 2013 Photo by x Daniel Rehm, Flickr
  2. 2. What shall we talk about? • Exemplar: Manufacturing Pasts • Research project tasks overview • Social media overview for tasks • Referencing and Wikipedia Photo by Superamit on Flickr
  3. 3. http://www.le.ac.uk/manufacturingpasts
  4. 4. How we did Manufacturing Pasts
  5. 5. The academic research cycle Social media: A guide for researchers (2011), p15
  6. 6. Historical research tasks ON THE INTERNET •Community •Digital materials •Discover •Disseminate Sengaw.wordpress.com
  7. 7. What tools to do these tasks? • Knowledge creation – offline research, blogging • Discussing – Twitter, Facebook, Google+ • Curating – Scoop.it, Pinterest, Flickr • Presenting – Prezi, Slideshare • ‘Advertising’ – all of the above Private / Professional / Collective Uses
  8. 8. Academic Digital Profile: Cristina Costa on Flickr
  9. 9. Twitter– personal or collective account
  10. 10. Twitter • Follow experts • Ask a question, get answers from experts • Get ideas • Hottest news (use the search) • ‘Faster’ than email • Announcements • ‘New post’ tweets • Include the world • Attend conference virtually Top tip: when tweeting in a collective, add ^TB (your own initials) at the end of your tweet if you can
  11. 11. Twitter – filtering by creating lists 1) Click ‘Me’, then select Lists under the gear 2) Click ‘Create list’, give it a name & description 3) Click ‘Following’, select someone, click and pull down to select ‘Add or remove from lists.’
  12. 12. Blogs – Wordpress –personal or collective
  13. 13. Flickr
  14. 14. Facebook - Page
  15. 15. Facebook – Group
  16. 16. Wikipedia – no promotion allowed
  17. 17. YouTube
  18. 18. Vimeo – longer than 10 minutes
  19. 19. Slideshare
  20. 20. Academia.edu
  21. 21. SoundCloud&AudioBoo
  22. 22. Kwiksurveys&SurveyMonkey
  23. 23. Feeling overwhelmed? Try one new thing “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” -- Tony Robbins
  24. 24. Thank you! • Cann, A. J., Dimitriou, K., & Hooley, T. (2011). Social media: A guide for researchers | Research Information Network. Retrieved from http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and- disseminating-research/social-media-guide- researchers I’m happy to help: tmb10@le.ac.uk

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