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Social Media for Researchers About this presentation What is Social Media? From Web 1.0 (a static web) to Web 2.0 (an interactive web) So, as Michocha and Petre state, “Social media is transforming one-way monologues into collaborative dialogues and interactions. It is democratizing information and knowledge: it involves everyone, everywhere, in all the time conversations. It helps to weave communities, encourage greater openness and transparency, accelerate information sharing, help to access diverse perspectives, mobilize people to stimulate collaborative knowledge building and reduce the cost of participation and co-ordination of resources and actions.” What is Social Media? Definition from the Social Media Handbook: Social media is an online environment opened for the purposes of mass collaboration where all invited participants can: Create Post Rate Enhance Discover Share content without a direct intermediary (Bradley and McDonald, 2011). The term media in this context is a collaboration environment characterized by storage and transmission of messages propagate as one to many and many to many conversations. Why use Social Media? new technologies are changing the way in which the research dialogues are being conducted: Altmetrics vs. Citations Only 25% of academic research is published in mainstream avenues Impact is no longer about just publishing in peer-reviewed journalist but about altmetrics on social media which look at what’s being talked about on the social web. Your Digital Presence Digital Footprint Social networking provides you with the opportunity to create a digital indentify so that you can use it To disseminate research to the public (reach the people you would not normally reach e.g. CEO Funders Entrepreneurs Philanthropist To begin a dialogue with other researchers the government and the public; To network and collaborate; To attract future employers; and For self promotions; establish yourself as the expert in your field Copyright and other IPRs Be careful about what you put up – read the terms and conditions of the site carefully before you give away your life’s work e.g. Instagram Facebook Pinterest Youtube – find out who owns the copyright Do not divulge personal names as you will be in breach of agreements you have either with individuals or with the institution’s ethics approval process see: http//www.bera.ac.uk/resources/ethics-and-educational-research to download the guidelines Acknowledge content of others – understand the copyright law the creative commons licenses etc. Research Workflow Identification of knowledge Undertaking literature reviews using peer reviewed sources Creation of knowledge By professional researchers usually behind closed doors Quality assurance of knowledge Peer review Filtering the best for publication Dissemination of knowledge Publication Presentation at conference Free MP3 Podcast reveals how to use social media to sell more stuff. Find out more at www.sociamigo.com/mp3
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