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We recently had some new submissions to this post. I had thought it was finished but seemingly there are more reasons yet to be shared… can we get it up to 50 reasons to blog about your research?
This superb post by Cory Doctorow, novelist and editor of Boing Boing, offers a philosophy of blogging extremely similar to what I’ve described in the past as continuous publishing. I really identify with what he’s saying here and it goes some way to explaining why… Read More ›
This is a really important post by Eric Grollman that has helped me rethink a part of Social Media for Academics that I was struggling with. The systematic generation of imposter syndrome within the academy is a crucial mechanism through which the costs… Read More ›
If you like this lecture by Alice Marwick, you’ll enjoy her excellent book Status Update.
This a little old but there’s some great advice here. It’s written by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association. Read it in full here: 1. Do not let dust-ups such as these stop you from blogging/tweeting/whatever…. Read More ›
In the section of my book on ‘effective communication online’, I’ve been writing about the informal space of interaction between academics and students that social media opens up. This is an issue which is only going to become more complex with… Read More ›
These are some notes in preparation for my participation in this panel next week. I like the title of the event because it neatly raises something which I’ve been preoccupied by recently and is a key theme in the final… Read More ›
How widespread is this sentiment? It’s been discussed a few times during the social media day I’m attending and it’s made me realise that I don’t really address this fear properly in my upcoming social media book. In part this… Read More ›
There’s an extremely important idea expressed in this video if you can get past the irritating presenter: I’ve written more about this idea here. It needs to be treated carefully but this formulation shouldn’t be dismissed.
I’m usually somewhat sceptical of content marketing infographics but I rather like this:
Apologies for the title. It’s intended as an example of what this post discusses: what titles work well on Twitter? The Buffer team share examples of titles that have proved particularly effective on their blog. Their average tweets receive 100-150… Read More ›