The potentials and pitfalls of social networking a...

The potentials and pitfalls of social networking and blogging about research

For academic/research types I’ve posted about my experiences of using blogs and social media over on the Open University Engaging Research blog.

Over the last few years I’ve developed a number of blogs to accompany my various academic/research projects and have become a big advocate of using social media in conjunction with research. Along with wordpress – which is a really easy way for non-technical folk to put up a website or blog – I’ve also used prezi to ensure that my presentations are publicly available, youtube for filmed clips, facebook and twitter for discussion and sharing relevant links, and storify to record online conversations such as livetweeting from conferences and other events. Read more…


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