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How can you use Twitter successfully as a researcher?

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  • 1.Twitter forResearchersEmma Thompson or...@LibraryEmma@LivUniLibrary (with others)

2. Go to http://twitter.com/search Try searching for liverpool university 3. Choose a name Not too long makes it hard for othersto retweet your messages Use capitals to break up your name@LivUniLibrary Photo/Logo essential 4. Send some tweets A link to a website you find useful,Im just testing twitter ...whatever People are more likely to follow you ifyou are an active user 5. 3. Follow!Its not stalking, honest...Follow colleagues, institutions, funders the library... and see who they follow Many will follow you back 6. Managing TwitterCreate Columns for :different accounts (personal and institutional)search terms e.g. sydney jonesHashtags for conferences, themes etc #phdchat 7. Is Twitter increasing impact? altmetricsAltmetric Bookmarklet forChrome, FireFox and Safarihttp://www.altmetric.com/bookmarklet.php 8. Could Social Media buzz increase citations?Eysenbach GCan Tweets Predict Citations? Metrics of Social Impact Based onTwitter and Correlation with Traditional Metrics of ScientificImpactJ Med Internet Res 2011;13(4):e123URL: http://www.jmir.org/2011/4/e123/doi: 10.2196/jmir.2012PMID: 22173204 9. Hashtags Click to follow them e.g. #phdchat Make your own e.g. for a conference Sometimes used for emphasis 10. Sharing LinksHootSuite, Tweetdeck and now Twitter.comshorten links automatically 11. Over to you...Create an account onhttp://www.twitter.com Search for KeyJournals/Institutions/People in yourarea and follow 12. Thanks...Any Questions?emma.thompson@liv.ac.ukimage from twittermoma.jpg 13. Want to know more?LSE Social Media Bloghttp://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2011/09/29/twitter-guide/Prof. Dorothy Bishop, Oxford (Developmental Neuropsychology)http://deevybee.blogspot.com/2011/06/gentle-introduction-to-twitter-for.htmlMore links and blogs:http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-for-academics