By Tyler Shores Over the past few weeks Mark Carrigan and I have been running a series of sessions on social media for academics at the Faculty of Education. One of the purposes of this series has been to try and develop a shared conversation amongst those in the Faculty who are interested in such topics: … Continue reading Social media habits and routines
By Mark Carrigan Social media is increasingly presented as a way to engage with audiences outside the academy and generate research impact. However it's important to be clear about who you're trying to engage with, how you're trying to engage with them, why you think they will be interested and what resources you have to support you in this strategy. The slides … Continue reading How do I plan an engagement strategy which uses social media?
By Mark Carrigan ‘Networking’ is a horrible term. I’m sure I’m not the only person who hates it. It nonetheless refers to something important, albeit perhaps pervasively misunderstood. The usual connotations of the term ‘networking’ are insincerity, instrumentalism and general creepiness. There have been a few occasions when I’ve been conscious of being ‘networked’ by someone else … Continue reading How do I use social media for networking?
By Mark Carrigan How do you find the time for social media? I couldn't begin to count the number of times I have been asked this question over the years. I have often struggled to respond because I disagree with the assumption which often lurks behind the question. If we see social media as something … Continue reading How do you find the time for social media?
By Mark Carrigan It’s a common assumption that ‘bloggers’ and ‘blogs’ are unavoidably intertwined. There’s a sense in which it’s true but it can also be slightly misleading. It’s possible to be a blogger without having your own blog. In fact, there are a lot of advantages to doing this. Patrick Dunleavy and Chris Gilson … Continue reading How to be a blogger without having your own blog