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Twitter got your tongue?

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

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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InterNETWORKING poetry

October 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter—to name a few,

Are these users my friends, or do I just have nothing better to do?

Facebook is my weakness, but I’ll tell you a tale,

It’s not only for downtime; sometimes good work does prevail.

Her assignment was due in only an hour,

And my poor friend Carrie was not feeling in power.

She couldn’t get her template for ENGL401 to update,

And just went it seemed like her grade would be left to fate…

She sent me a message; I happened to check,

And we Facebook chatted until she was out of her wreck!

Now email is fine, but I don’t know about you,

When time is an issue only online chat will do!

So even though it’s mostly a procrastinator’s fix,

Social networking can be a useful part of your daily mix.

Happy networking, everyone! 🙂