Friday, February 11, 2011

Social media: A guide for researchers #dr11

Social media - A guide for researchers Last year, the Research Information Network (RIN) sponsored a report into the use of Web 2.0 tools by researchers (If you build it, will they come? How researchers perceive and use web 2.0). As many of us who work in this area know, the substantive conclusion of this work was, no - they won't. Which is a shame, as many researchers still don't know what they're missing. Over a slice of cake one day, Tris Hooley and I decided that it would be a good idea if someone told them. The nice folks a RIN thought so to, and kindly commissioned us to write a follow up pointing out the perils of not using social media (as well as some of the problems). So we're happy to announce the publication of:

Whether or not you're coming to the Digital Researcher meeting on Monday (in person or participating online), Social media: A guide for researchers is for you. More importantly, since you're already reading this online, download a copy and give it to someone you work with who hasn't figured it out yet. My thanks to everyone who has contributed to this report and helped with publication.

Citation: Cann, A., K. Dimitriou, and T. Hooley. (2011). Social media: A guide for researchers. Research Information Network.

Social media: A guide for researchers

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