Day 271. Hot tips

In May 2013 on May 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm


If you’re after a few hot tips on using social media, read on.

The Australian Society for Medical Research has published an ‘extra’ to their regular newsletter content based on a November 2012 workshop at which I presented.

As written by convenor Dr Robyn Meecher, the take home messages were:

  • Blogging about science can be rewarding but also time consuming – you must decide what you want to achieve with your blog, how much time you can devote to it, and be sure it is enhancing, not overwhelming your professional life;
  • Twitter is not just for following news and trends but is also a useful networking tool;
  • Think before you tweet – your comments stay in the twitter-sphere;
  • Check your University’s or relevant Institution’s social media policy before launching into it;
  • Consider creating a boundary between your personal and your professional online presence;
  • Social media is becoming integral to scientific communication, jump in and see what it can do for you.

See here for the full workshop summary.

[image thanks to John Goode on flickr]


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