Category Archives: blogging

Top Online Academic blog posts of 2015

It’s now 2016 and I’ve had a look at the stats of the Online Academic blog to see which posts have come out on top in 2015. I posted 30 times, which generated 26,820 views from 13,0002 visitors, so that’s … Continue reading

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Favouriting on Twitter – it’s not a ‘like’ button

Favouriting a Tweet is a really great function for a number of reasons, and like a re-Tweet doesn’t necessarily mean endorsement, favouriting doesn’t necessarily mean like. Uses of Favouriting: Bookmark: maybe the top reason people bookmark, I sure know I’ve used … Continue reading

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An exercise and tips for compiling a great Tweet

You know 140 characters isn’t a lot of space to be conveying a long message, so sticking to one issue and point in each Tweet is key. Don’t forget, including a link always gives more information so the talent is … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Forming a Good Twitter Bio

No-one reads your Twitter bio with care especially when they are surrounded by other bios and pictures. But you can create a Bio that will attract more of the right Followers not only from a glance but by appearing in topical search results … Continue reading

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Make your own professional-looking profile pics

Not everyone has the opportunity for professional portraits, so I’ve developed an easy way to create some, and with the help of a few online apps for editing. STEP ONE: Natural light — This is the most important part. Daylight is needed … Continue reading

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Twitter-speak, definitions and other stuff.

As a part of the Twitter for Academics book I’m currently writing, I’ve made a list of terms, words and general stuff to know. Everyday nouns and verbs: These words are the language of Twitter; the names of the tools and … Continue reading

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Twitter Taxonomy: Species of user, their behaviour, and how to spot them.

I have blogged a lot about Twitter, and when you spend a lot of time on Twitter, especially clearing out the trash, you start to notice different personality types forming between the accounts, which is why I asked Matthew Partridge, … Continue reading

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