Increase your research competitiveness using Web 2.0 tools

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In this talk (60th ICREA Colloquium, 11/03/2014) I summarised the benefits which can be gained from use of social media (specially blogs and Twitter) to support research activities. According to some authors there is evidence that using social media can be really beneficial to increase the impact of research papers, get new information, engage with fellow researchers and meet new collaborators, among others utilities. So I provided examples of blogs, Twitter and other resources as tools for scientific communication, as well as discussed their implications for digital scholarship.


<ul><li> Increase your research competitiveness using Web 2.0 tools 60th ICREA Colloquium 11 March 2014 Xavier Lasauca i Cisa @xavierlasauca </li> <li> Overview </li> <li> From the kingdom of the Apes to the supremacy of the homo digitalis </li> <li> </li> <li> Alternative metrics (Altmetrics) </li> <li> #Create #Comunicate #Connect Share! </li> <li> #Create Science Blogging as a New Form of Engaging with Science </li> <li> Motive A: Visibility Motive B: Networking Motive C: Information increase own impact connect with peers be up to date be found by peers and other stakeholders stay in touch with colleagues be part of a conversation present self/own work be(come) part of a community anticipate trends Source: (Micro)blogging Science? Notes on Potentials and Constraints of New Forms of Scholarly Communication, by Cornelius Puschmann Example motives of science bloggers </li> <li> </li> <li> </li> <li> </li> <li> The purpose of keeping the blog is to give me a semi- public place to describe the ongoing process of doing and thinking about my labs research. I hope Ill use it to describe/explain (mainly to myself) the scientific issues I'm thinking about: - what experimentsweve done - what the resultswere if they worked (or possible explanations for why they didnt work) - what experiments I think we might do or should do when time and resources permit. </li> <li> </li> <li> </li> <li> </li> <li> Jester Lubo Motl Matt Strassler Matti Pitkanen Peter Woit Philip Gibbs T. Dorigo ZapperZ </li> <li> </li> <li> Sure-fire tips for academic bloggers working to improve their craft 1) Remember the Web is a network, not a single-track railway line and not everyone uses the web in the same way. So once you have a blog post, do everything you can to get the key content out to diverse readerships who want to see it. Post your links to Twitter (several times, at different times of the day) and Facebook. Let people subscribe by RSS or email. 2) Talk to your readers. Encourage people to comment (but only post their comments after moderation) and respond to comments and to Tweets. Talk to people on Twitter and Facebook when they discuss your work. And be reciprocal, open-minded and fair in sharing your content with others and linking to their work improving the public understanding of social science is a huge collective good for all social scientists. We can all flourish together in the new paradigm for academic work. </li> <li> </li> <li> #Comunicate The uses of Twitter for Science </li> <li> tweeting-papers-worth-it/ </li> <li> Connect Develop ideas Disseminate </li> <li> The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication Start: to generate new ideas Manuscript: pre-review of works in progress. Published: communicate research to a broad audience that can amplify the scientific and social impact of publications. Major funding boards are starting to value the social media impact of the research (nicolasjon) </li> <li> A researchers Twitter profile </li> <li> Timeline (TL) A B C D </li> <li> An influencer </li> <li> part-1-teaching-in-140-characters-or-less/ </li> <li> Reason #1: Twitter has very direct, and very relevant implications for those in Public Health </li> <li> Reason #2: Its a great way to get information you otherwise wouldnt Reason #3: At conferences, Twitter is invaluable for stimulating discussion and finding out what is happening in other sessions Reason #4: For lecturers, Twitter can contribute to discussions and deepen understanding Reason #5: The way we translate information is changing </li> <li> The Importance of Being Hashtag </li> <li> Example of hashtag (#genomics) </li> <li> Using hashtags in conferences (#EPSHEP) </li> <li> Twitter chats </li> <li> I am a researcher and I am on Twitter Now what? </li> <li> </li> <li> 7 top twitter tips for academics </li> <li> #Connect Linkedin Google + Facebook Researchgate General networks Specific networks </li> <li> Share! Articles and presentations (Slideshare, issuu) Social bookmarking (Delicious, Diigo) Images (flickr, Instagram) and videos (YouTube) Bibliographic data management (Zotero, Mendeley) </li> <li> Slideshare </li> <li> Strategy Define objectives about online presence (as individual researcher or research group) Explore the tools and choose the most appropriate Develop your network Encourage feedback and discussion </li> <li> ICREA researcher Blog Twitter Slideshare Personal brand +Visibility +Impact +Reach +Online reputation +Prestige +Influence </li> <li> To deepen </li> <li>;utm_medium=&amp;utm_campaign= </li> <li> </li> <li> Government 2.0 </li> <li> Secretariat for Universities and Research in social media Secretariat for Universities and Research (Ministry of Economy and Knowledge) @coneixementcat Directorate General for Research @recercat Directorate General for Universities @universitatscat </li> <li> @recercat on Twitter &amp; Facebook </li> <li> Portada recercat RECERCAT </li> <li> Social media: Why? To disseminate our publications (RECERCAT) To publish announcements of scholarships and research grants To disseminate news/updates on the Secretariat institutional website For press releases For live broadcast of events To disseminate events, awards, scholarships, publications and other information related to the agents of Catalan science and technology system </li> <li> Conclusions </li> <li> . </li> <li> Xavier Lasauca i Cisa Directorate General for Research Ministry of Economy and Knowledge Generalitat de Catalunya @xavierlasauca </li> </ul>