Tag Archives: academia

ECR vs PostDoc, what’s the difference?

Most of the topics I write for the Online Academic blog are directed at any academic; a person who’s in the academic sector or who’ve gained a higher university degree and still do work related to their qualification. I Tweet a … Continue reading

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Why Academics use Twitter

I’ve mentioned before ‘how’ academics use Twitter, but this doesn’t cover ‘why’ they use Twitter. I’ve heard Twitter be referred to as a global online ‘water cooler’ or ‘rec room’ for academics, a place to hang-out and feel support from … Continue reading

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Topical Academic hashtags

Here I list the hashtags used most commonly within academic communities with a brief general description of the intentional use. Remember: hashtags, even the curated ones, can be used at any time since there is usually always some talking on … 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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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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