With Adelaide’s first official ScienceOnline event happening this weekend in the form of a WatchParty (book here!), I’ve been thinking again about how to get the most out of social media for science communication.
As a result, I’ve been re-reading some old material. In July 2011, Kristin Alford and I wrote a series of articles for Australia Council for the Arts describing best practice use of online tools.
- Strategic Twitter: Hashtag Chats offers some insights into participating in Twitter chat sessions focussed on a specific topic, identified with a hashtag (#).
- Strategic Twitter: Lists provides a few clues regarding how to grapple with the potentially overwhelming delivery of content via your Twitter account, and managing your online communities.
- Archiving social media: storify as a recording and archiving mechanism will give you a quick run through relating to the use of Storify to store and organise online conversations.
- Social media strategy is a broader article, and describes ways in which social media can be incorporated into a broader organisational communication strategy; a few case studies are included.
I’ll post more on ScienceOnline over the course of this week.