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Social media: A guide for researchers

Social media: A guide for researchers

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Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work. This guide from the Research Information Network aims to provide the information needed to make an informed decision about using social media and select from the vast range of tools that are available. See: http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/social-media-guide-researchers
Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work. This guide from the Research Information Network aims to provide the information needed to make an informed decision about using social media and select from the vast range of tools that are available. See: http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/social-media-guide-researchers

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February 2011
Social Media:
A guide for researchers
 
This guide has been produced by Alan Cann of the Department of Biology at the University of Leicester,
and Konstana Dimitriou and Tristram Hooley of the Internaonal Centre for Guidance Studies, andpublished by the Research Informaon Network, to provide researchers with an understanding of socialmedia, and its possible uses within the research process.The Internaonal Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Leicester and the RIN wish to thank the peerreviewers involved with this publicaon; Chrisna Mendes-Da-Costa, Neil Wi and Marn Hawksey.
Acknowledgements
 
Social media:
A guide for researchers
Links to all services menoned in this guide are available on the RIN website atwww.rin.ac.uk/social-media-guide
Contents
1.Introducon:Whypickupthisguide?Page52.Whataresocialmedia?Page7
 
What social tools are available? Page 7Consuming social media Page 9Producing social media Page 10Cricisms of social media Page 11Answering the cricisms Page 12
3.Whatdosocialmediameanforresearchers?Page15
 
Idencaon of knowledge Page 17Creaon of knowledge Page 18Quality assurance of knowledge Page 19Disseminaon of knowledge Page 21
4.SocialmediatoolsforresearchersPage23
 
Social and professional networking tools Page 23Social bookmarking Page 25Tools for social-citaon sharing Page 26Blogging Page 27Microblogging Page 28Research and wring collaboraon tools Page 29Project management, meeng and collaboraon tools Page 31
5.ManaginginformaonoverloadPage35
 
Approaches to reading Page 35Tools for ltering Page 36Creang the right network Page 37
6.FinalthoughtsPage407.FurtherreadingPage418.ReferencesPage42
 
Web materials 1: Links and Resources Page 43Web materials 2: Researcher case studies Page 43
9.GlossaryofkeytermsPage44

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