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Twitter got your tongue?

If you’ve thought about using social media to enhance your research you’ve probably come across Twitter. The Twitter birdHere are some quick tips to de-mystify what the chirping is about.

Who to follow: Follow people doing similar research, or people who have already contributed to your field.

How to get followers: Use buzz words related to your topic. Some people who have automated searches to add users who post about certain key words. Also, your name will come up as a suggested person to follow if your tweets match other people’s interests.

What to Tweet: Point people in the direction of something you find interesting. Twitter isn’t about what you’re doing, it’s about what you’re interested in. If you’re stuck, why not re-tweet what an expert in your field is interested in. It’s a good way to add filler, but don’t forget to focus on your own tweets too.

Finally, tweet often and remember your audience!

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