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1 EAT, SLEEP, TWEET, REPEAT Using social media for research communications David Girling @socialmedia4D

2 Outline DEV Blog – problems and triumphs Personal Blog The Mango Tree Does Media Matter for International Development?

3 Social Media Audit

4 Two key texts Research Information Network LSE

5 Digital Sociology: An Introduction Deborah Lupton These are the three main reasons I use social media as part of my academic professional practice: Research: to let others know about mine, to learn about that of others and to gather material to support my research. Creativity: using social media can be a great way to create items to share with others quickly and easily and often in a pleasing visual form. Engagement: social media offer an accessible way to engage with other academics and non-academics.







12 Multi Author Blogs What is the purpose of your multi-author blog? Use an open source blogging platform e.g. Wordpress Gauge people’s buy-in Get support from the top How do you seed your blog? How do you measure success?





17 - Upload video to DEV YouTube on Friday 25th April - Promote via @socialmedia4D @martinscott2010 @developmentuea @uniofeastanglia - Schedule tweets over the weekend - Promote on DEV LinkedIn and Facebook Page - Send email round to DEV staff (John's round up?) - Send email to Media Students and Media Alumni? - Press Release? - Blog Post? - Contact various media people on Twitter e.g. BBC Trending, BBC Media Action, Media Matters, Media Trust, One World Media, Global Media Forum, Beth Kanter, Guardian, Guardian Professionals, Melinda Gates, Al Jazeera Stream, - Co-ordinate tweets with Jason Toal and Sarah Menard in Canada and Diana - Post to JISC Mail and any other LinkedIn Groups you know of





22 What is a blog?  A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.  In simple terms, a blog is a website, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.



25 Further reading Academic blog portal - Adventures in Career Development - - Finds and Features - Fresh and Crispy - Love of History - MicrobiologyBytes - My exciting PhD journey! - PhD Blog (dot) Net - Research blogging - Research Information Network - disseminating-research/social-media-guide-researchers Science in the Open - Science of the Invisible - Stanford blog directory - Starting out in Science - http://begsci.wordpress.com


27 Socialnomics Video

28 London Twitter Cloud

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