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Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work. This guide has been produced by the International Centre for Guidance Studies , and aims to provide the information needed to make an informed decision about using social media and select from the vast range of tools that are available. One of the most important things that researchers do is to ﬁnd, use and disseminate information, and social media offers a range of tools which can facilitate this. The guide discusses the use of social media for research and academic purposes and will not be examining the many other uses that social media is put to across society.
Some tweets document history. Others make history. Others simply serve as a zeitgeist for how our culture and communication are evolving. Over the past several years, we've documented quite a few notable tweets, from the first Twitter marriage proposals to the first tweeting fetus .
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