[WORKSHOP] Engaging with the Twittersphere

Do you understand what Twitter is all about, and what it’s capable of? No? 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 - no experience required. If you plan to use an abandoned Twitter account, however, please…

Complain on Twitter? Get a Quicker Response?

A really interesting segment on The One Show yesterday, which confirmed what I have already found over the past couple of years, that companies will respond more quickly to social media complaints, often (but not always) leading to a quicker resolution. You still need to think about how you complain: The results were no surprise to social media expert Will Francis. "Companies feel obliged to respond when it's in a public forum," he says. "A…

#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…