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Social media for research: Networking and sharing

Guide explaining how different social media tools can help at all stages in the academic research process.

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Care to share?

Man en vrouw delen broodjes / Man and woman sharing their sandwiches

 

How can researchers make use of social networking sites such as Facebook?  What resources could you share online, and how could it benefit you? Are there better ways for researchers to network with each other than via email?

Explore the showcase, and try things out for yourself by using the links on the right hand side.

Explore: other academic social networks

Sharing and networking

Sharing: presentations

Slideshare enables you to share your own presentations online, or search for other people's presentations. Here is a link to the Slideshare account of a researcher at Salford University.

Sharing: references

Event amplification

This blog focuses on different ways in which social media tools can be used to 'amplify' a conference or other event, particularly in academia.

Amplification in this context means involving people in the event who aren't physically at the venue, or continuing debates after the conference has ended.

Fritzi Scheff demonstrating Magnavox for Fifth Liberty Loan in New York City, 1895

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Learn more! Building online communities

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