Category Archives: Twitter

Integrating Twitter into your existing work routine

You’re already busy in your job, so how are you going to fit in (more) social media? I think about Twitter as more of an augmentation to an existing work situation; the business-card; the living network of contacts; the journal club … 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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How Academics already use Twitter

(30-second read, set-feature image by Matthew Partridge @MCeeP) How Academics Already Use Twitter There are many reasons why academics use Twitter but how they use it is key to understanding why. The best thing about Twitter is the innovation from its … Continue reading

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