I’ve been planning how to address this issue much more comprehensively in a second edition of Social Media for Academics. But then Vox helpfully shared this flow chart and I’m not sure I have anything further to add:
I recently helped out with an event by the Survivor Research Network which was being supported by The Sociological Review. We were keen to profile participants at the event in a way that gave a sense of the range of people involved, as… Read More ›
A really useful resource produced by jobs.ac.uk: If you’ve made videos like this and you’d like us to share them, leave a URL in the comments box below and we’d be very happy to take a look.
This is one of the best discussions about social media for academics I’ve heard: Episode 58 of This Week In Health Law. Fresh from ASLME’s Health Law Professors’ Conference in Boston: a special TWIHL!Pharmalot’s Ed Silverman joins a cavalcade of past… Read More ›
Two new projects I’m in the early stages of working on both necessitate engagement with phenomena that are developing rapidly. This poses an obvious question: how to identify relevant material and then archive it in a useful way? I’ve written… Read More ›
A lovely graphic by John Atkinson, via the Visual Social Media Lab:
One of the anxieties I’ve regularly encountered about social media for academics is that it might lead to a devaluing of academic culture. What if I were to tell you that the spectre haunting the imagination of academics is the… Read More ›
At a time when there are more than 28,100 active scholarly peer-reviewed journals publishing around 1.8-1.9 million articles per year, finding ways to navigate scholarly literatures are more important than ever. This is one of the most exciting ways in which social… Read More ›
An extract from Social Media for Academics In recent years we’ve seen the notion of ‘internet addiction’ enter the popular consciousness. As a self-description it’s sometimes invoked facetiously, sometimes desperately and occasionally in a way which combines the two. It… Read More ›
A superb article by Sierra Williams, editor of the LSE Impact Blog, building on a talk she did at an event in Sheffield last week:
What does integrity mean in a digital age? Self-branding, promotion and why Mark Zuckerberg probably doesn’t like you
An extract from Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan As a teenager I was captivated by Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. I’d enjoyed fiction prior to this but there was a certain quality to the story that left it… Read More ›
I’d be ever so grateful if you did 🙂 There’s an online form which you can use to recommend the book here. Get touch if you have any questions or I can help with anything.
It is increasingly hard to move without encountering the idea that social media is something of value for academics. The reasons offered are probably quite familiar by now. It helps ensure your research is visible, both inside and outside the… Read More ›
See endorsements of the book here and there’s a chapter available online here. This is the cheapest place to buy it online.
The Challenge of Public Engagement Projects and the Role of New Intermediaries Like @Soc_Imagination and @TheSocReview
In a recent article on the LSE Impact Blog, Martha Henson reflects on the challenges which typify digital projects and the implications this has for the uptake of social media in higher education. She highlights a pattern which occurs with depressing frequency,… Read More ›
You can see endorsements of it here and there’s a chapter available online here..
In this video from a workshop I did in Hull last year, I rather unsurprisingly say ‘yes’ to the question ‘should academics blog?’
20% off the book when you order from Sage using the code UK15AUTH2 (not 25% as originally claimed, sorry! Thanks to Sarah Lewthwaite for spotting this) Ordering the book from Sage: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/social-media-for-academics/book243690 Social media is an increasingly important part of academic life that… Read More ›
The idea of a trailer for an academic monograph might seem rather strange at first sight. But it’s a potentially extremely effective way of promoting a book which, as social media for academics continues to institutionalise, will only become more potent…. Read More ›
Available for pre-order now! See here for the cheapest place to buy it online, as well as table of contents & summary.
Some talks from a really interesting Society for Research Into Higher Education event are now available as podcasts: Dr. Antonella Esposito: PhD researchers using social media: Exploring the emergent trajectories of academic identities Dr. Mark Carrigan: Surviving life in the accelerated academy:… Read More ›