#ECRChat – Fortnightly Twitter PostDoc Discussion

Nice idea: “Going from the strong PhD community to the early career researcher stage can give you a feeling of isolation, uncertainty and a lack of security, especially when you are moving around on short-term contracts,” she said. Mirroring the popular #PhDchat Twitter channel, #ECRchat allows researchers to discuss issues such as the best time to start a family or how to change tack on research (see box below). Archives of chats and additional advice are collated Continue Reading →

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Art of Getting Retweets

Some interesting advice on getting retweets on Twitter, although I still struggle with the idea of ‘Please RT’ as that almost makes me want to RT less … if it’s good enough let it stand on it’s own too feet and people will share because it’s good? Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly Continue Reading →

6 Easy Steps to Using Hootsuite

Over at the work that I’m doing for ODHEG, I was asked for a simple guide to Hootsuite, so here we are. Hootsuite is designed to enable you to tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc without having to log in and out of each account (the free account allows you to connect to up to 5 accounts, whilst there’s a charge of $5.99 per month if you choose to add more accounts). The main benefit most of Continue Reading →

SPEAKER: #NMTrain: Making Social Media Work for You

This morning’s session slides: Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

Worksheet: Setting up a Twitter Account #HowTo

Setting up a Twitter account March 2013 from Bex Lewis Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

Great video from @ulfilas

Definitely THINK about what you post…, but don’t let it put you off! Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

[WORKSHOP] Engage with the Twittersphere

Do you understand what Twitter is all about, and what it’s capable of? This half day practical workshop will give you insight into how Twitter can help you build relationships, both locally and further afield. Come and learn the tools and etiquette that you need to tweet effectively. Who is the course for? Anyone who wants to use Twitter. What will you learn? How Twitter is more than constant random chatter. How to set up Continue Reading →

Walls & Boundaries: Should live tweeting be allowed at conferences? @timeshighered

As someone who has actively promoted live-tweeting at conferences, gets a huge amount out of it (hearing others talk at same time as the speaker), and takes much of my notes (which are then Storified) – very interesting article: Live tweeting at academic conferences and at talks on campus is now commonplace – but should there be limits? Earlier this year, a heated debate broke out on (where else?) Twitter about the ethics of tweeting content Continue Reading →