Social media for researchers

Are you interested to use social media in your work? To share your research results or ask for tips on different topics?

Check out A to Z of Social Media for Academia. It is a list of different social media platforms which can be used by researchers for their work. There are tips of uses one does not think of first, like Spotify. A lot of people like to listen to music and on Spotify you can create music lists that help you concentrate or inspire you when you have to start to write. Then you can share this list with other which might inspire them.

It is good to create accounts to some of these places that you judge to be relevant and/or useful for your work to create your own net-presence. It will be more difficult for someone to kidnapp your research identity which should be protected.

Pieta Eklund

Have you thought about tweeting?

You probably know about twitter, maybe you even use it but mostly for private stuff like following your favorite movie star, bands, some friends, maybe even some news channels and politicians. There are other ways to use twitter as well. Twitter might be the easiest way to start creating your professional profile and identity. You could use Twitter to follow researchers, specific research areas or for your project work.

London School of Economics and Political Science has made a guide for academics to get started with Twitter and how it can be used in different contexts. The guide illustrates some different tweeting styles, how to build up a crowd of followers and even how to use Twitter for your benefit in project work.

The School has even asked its followers on Twitter to contribute names of their favorite people from different fields of science to follow. They have then made separate lists in different fields such as Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Take a look at the lists and you might find some interesting people to follow.  Blog post on the favorite people on Twitter to follow can be found here.

Follow University of Borås on Twitter @hogskolaniboras or follow some of us librarians:@l_m_carlson and @msmiila.

First published in Biblioteksbloggen

By: @msmiila