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1 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Twitter for researchers RIPPLE workshop Presented by Annette Goodwin

2 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Why using Twitter might be useful Creating a Twitter account Best practice when Tweeting Outcomes for today...

3 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES What is Twitter? Twitter Myths Why use Twitter? Twitter Best Practice Creating a Twitter Account photo credit: JoshSemans via photopin ccJoshSemansphotopincc

4 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Who has a Twitter account? Do you use it? How do you use it? Would you recommend it to other researchers/academics?

5 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES What is Twitter? photo credit: opensourceway photopin ccopensourcewayphotopincc

6 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES 1.Connect with your peers 2.Keeping Up to date 3.Share what you’re doing with the world Highly tweeted articles are 11 times more likely to be highly cited than less tweeted articles. Eysenbach, G. (2011). Can Tweets Predict Citations? Metrics of Social Impact Based on Twitter and Correlation with Traditional Metrics of Scientific Impact. [Article]. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4), t-live t-live photo credit: Thomas Tolkien via photopin ccThomas Tolkienphotopincc Why use Twitter?

7 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin ccmkhmarketingphotopincc Myth #1 :You can’t say anything in 140 characters 5 Twitter Myths

8 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin ccmkhmarketingphotopincc Myth #2 : It is just people saying what they had for lunch 5 Twitter Myths

9 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin ccmkhmarketingphotopincc Myth #3 : It is a waste of time and doesn’t belong in Higher Education 5 Twitter Myths

10 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin ccmkhmarketingphotopincc Myth #4 : I don’t have time to Tweet 5 Twitter Myths

11 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin ccmkhmarketingphotopincc Myth #5 :There’s no point in me being on Twitter as I don’t know anyone on it Educationdive A-list education tweeters 5 Twitter Myths

12 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES photo credit: Matt Hamm via photopin ccMatt Hammphotopincc Key Concepts Defined 1.Username 2.Profile 3.Tweet 4.Retweet 6.Hashtag 7.Favourite 8.URL Shorteners

13 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Twitter Best Practices photo credit: Slava Murava Kiss via photopin ccSlava Murava Kissphotopincc

14 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Remember it is about conversation, not broadcasting! photo credit: khalid Albaihvia photopin cckhalid Albaihphotopincc Don’t just make statements, ask questions and spark a conversation!

15 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Consider the 1 in 4 rule* Tweets directly about your work A reply A link to something useful A retweet *Actually it is more of a guideline

16 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Try not to think of it as purely personal or purely professional – it works better when it is both

17 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Embrace the smartphone! Tweet from conferences! Retweet on the train! Reply in a supermarket queue! Twitter doesn’t have to be something you make time for!

18 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES You need to tell people you’re on business cards Powerpoint presentations Name badge at conferences signatures

19 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Let’s get Started! photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin ccmkhmarketingphotopincc

20 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin ccmkhmarketingphotopin Congratulations! You’ve now graduated to the Twitterverse!

21 DIVISION OF LIBRARY SERVICES Contact details Contact: Annette Goodwin Tel: Mob:


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