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Traditionally, "scholarly conversations" took place at conferences and in journal literature. With the exponential growth of social media and mobile devices, scholarly conversations are being held in new places. As "digital natives" take their places in academia, the use of social media for scholarly discourse seems likely to grow.
Why should you use social media?
Why Should You Use Social Media?
Why scholars use social media
Scholarly Conversations on Social Media
- Follow professional organizations within your discipline on social media. See who they're following, retweeting/reposting.
- Follow your colleagues and any "big names" in your field who already have a social media presence.
- Follow hashtags related to your research/scholarship. Hint: what hashtags are the users in steps 1 and 2 using?
- Join Facebook groups relevant to your research/scholarship.
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Facilitates interactions with other scholars and promotes sharing your works. Also provides analytics regarding use of your works.
If you already have a blog, this site enables you to add your posts that specifically discuss research (allowing other researchers to find it).
Facilitates interactions with other researchers and promotes sharing your research. Also tracks citations and downloads of your works as well as tweets about your works