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