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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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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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Apps that change my working life: Is it Noisli in here?

Describing Noisli as a background noise generator is not doing the app justice. It’s a nice place to work, a moody place to work, it’s a place working for you anywhere and however you want. 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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