How to use Twitter? A crash course for researchers

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How to use Twitter?A crash course for researchers

1What is Twitter?Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".Twitter has been cited as an important factor in the Arab Spring and other political protests.

Definition on Wikipedia Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013Politicians

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013

3Companies

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013Media outlets and journalists

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013Covers everything from entertainment to science

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013Twitter basicsMy tweet

Feed

Mentions

Hashtag

ProfileMarkus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013

Whats in it for you?Use it to create buzz around your content

Use it to talk about and discuss topics related to your field of science

Use it for social networking with people all around the world

Use it to get feedback and help from your networkMarkus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013----- Meeting Notes (4/16/13 09:43) ------ If you have written an essay or a paper

- Talk to people

- Get connections all over the world

- If you need a partner abroad for a project, for example8I used Twitter to prepare for todayAsked my followers for help to find researchers on Twitter

Anyone here who knows about researchers/research projects on Twitter? Need cases for a seminar.

Got help to spread the word

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013I used Twitter to prepare for todayOthers gave me names to contact

and then they gave me new names.Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2012

And got a lot of answers!I have used Twitter for research communication and networking. My project Kobra was made possible thanks to a contact made on Twitter.

- Erika Wall, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology at Mid Sweden University

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013And got a lot of answers!Have mostly used Twitter for networking

Follow up question have you got many new contacts?

Lots of them ;)

- Per Olof Arns, PhD and senior lecturer in logistics at Chalmers University of Technology

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013And got a lot of answers!Thanks to Twitter, I got in touch with the project leader for a interesting project based in USA. Since the project leader was originally from Lund University, I managed to arrange a guest seminar with him when he was home during Christmas.

- Farshid Jalalvand, PhD-student in microbiology, Lund University

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013More examplesReal-time use

Gather information

Share your work (and others)

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013

Example 1 Real-time useNick Kristof, journalist at The New York Times, covered a speach by Michelle Obama:

Used Twitter to report from the event:

Dialogue, spoke with followers

Made comments

Told us the story

Shared the opinions of othersMarkus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013Example 2 Gather informationAndreas Berg, Wellfare reseacher at Lund university:

By reading his Twitter, he finds out that 25% of all men with high positions in industry has a housewife

He starts a discussion with the gatekeeper of the information

The gatekeeper gives him the source of the information

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013Example 3 Share your work (and others)Andreas Berg shares his articles on Twitter but he also others work:

In the first tweet, Andreas applauds a fellow economist

In the second, he thanks a follower for some kind words

In the third, he shares an own article

By not only self-promote, he builds credibility but also relationships with fellow reserachers and other followers

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013Professional vs PersonalShould I only use Twitter in my professional role?Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2012Professional vs PersonalShould I only use Twitter in my professional role?

There is no absolute answer to that.

Just do what feels best for you.Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2012----- Meeting Notes (4/16/13 09:43) -----

----- Meeting Notes (4/16/13 09:44) -----Pros with being personal- Easier for digital friends and colleagues to get to know you

Pros with being professional- You will have a more accurate target audience19But what if I mess up???Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2012

Dont worry you have done this before!After all, Twitter is just a way to communicate.

And you have done that before, right?

So just act on Twitter as you do in any other public communication by using common sense.

Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2012

Sociala kanaler p KTHJenny ForssVarfr sociala kanaler?KTH:s kommunikationsstrategippenhetTransparensAnvnda oss av befintliga kontakter fr att n nya

Kommunikation p mottagarens villkorKanalSprkTidpunkt

KTH i sociala kanalerFacebook, YouTube, TwitterMyndighetens ansvarErstter aldrig kth.seResurserOfficiell och privat nrvaroThank you for listening!Markus Welin | School of Computer Science and Communication, CSC | 2013

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