Tag Archives: social media

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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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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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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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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Follow Follow Follow: Why do we Follow on Twitter?

Why do we bother to follow accounts on Twitter? It’s a good question. I can tell you the reasons I don’t and the reasons I do. I don’t do it for my Twitter stream. Every Twitter account I follow will come up in my Twitter … Continue reading

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How to grow a quality Twitter following: a simple equation.

With so many Twitter accounts being created every day, even with the best intentions, not everyone has the time to keep them going, or even follow the right accounts, some UN-follow or don’t ever follow back,  so how do we … Continue reading

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