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The A to Z of social media for academia | THE Comment. Why should academics be using social media? And which social media should they be using? There are so many tools and networks that could be of potential use to scholars that it can be difficult to keep track. Times Higher Education has teamed up with Andy Miah, chair in science communication and future media at the University of Salford, to offer you the definitive guide to the social media tools available to academics, and how you can use them as you go about your scholarly work. There are many, many tools, but we have tried to give an idea of how higher education professionals might use them.

We will strive to keep this page as up to date as possible. More social media resources Why academics should care about social mediaTips for academics: blogging and social media Introduction by Andy Miah (@andymiah), chair in science communication and future media at the University of Salford: “Everything listed here I have tried out.

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Social Media Management Dashboard - Hootsuite. 15 Places You Should Be Sharing Your Blog Posts. Simply writing and publishing blog posts isn’t enough. There’s so much digital noise out there today that this isn’t an “if you build it, they will come” kind of thing. Your work has only begun once you hit the “Publish” button – now, it’s time to promote your work. For most bloggers, the natural first step is to share their content on Facebook and Twitter – but after this, many writers are at a loss.

If all you’re doing is showcasing your blog posts on these sites, you’re missing out on the thousands of potential views that could come from sharing on other platforms. Here are 15 additional places you should be sharing your blog posts: SlideShare Turn your blog post into a slideshow presentation using PowerPoint or other software, and share the resulting document on SlideShare. Here’s an example of a blog post that When I Work (my company) turned into a Slideshare presentation: LinkedIn Groups Pinterest Pinterest’s active community makes this a great place to build traffic. Instagram.


25 Social Media Channels You're Probably Not Using Now. Chances are your small business has used social media in one way or another. There are the big guns like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. And other familiar names like Instagram, Pinterest, and Vine. However, these are just a drop in the bucket when it comes to all of the social media channels out there. Check out our list of social media channels you’re probably not using and see if any have potential for your business.

Pheed Pheed does more than let users share video, text, music, and photos. Thumb With Thumb, ask a question and get feedback from other users in real time. Medium Medium is a blogging platform seeking to raise the quality of the tools available to bloggers. Chirp Share your stuff with sound. is a social network built on a question and answer format. Learnist Learnist is a social learning service. RebelMouse RebelMouse is a publishing platform wired for social media. Yammer Yammer is an enterprise social software. Plaxo Plaxo helps manage contact information. Ning Kik.

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Wikis. Social media feed aggregators. Work aspects. Facebook. Facts and Figures. News curation. 40 Most Popular Social Networking Sites of the World. "Social networking" has been around forever. It's the simple act of expanding the number of people you know by meeting your friends' friends, their friends' friends and so on.

In fact, many of us today use Twitter and Facebook to promote our existing and upcoming businesses. And people looking to connect with other business-associated contacts usually move to sites like LinkedIn, but one need to understand that social media is beyond Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Blogs. After observing and running an analysis on hundreds of Social Networking sites I have listed down 40 most popular social networks across countries. 1.

Facebook: To access, you must create an account on the site which is free. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. myYearbook: myYearbook, the best place to meet new people and one of the 25 most-trafficked sites in the United States. myYearbook has Flash-based games, and the games incorporate Lunch Money (the myYearbook virtual currency). 13. 14. 15. 17. 18.


Social Media search engines. Bookmarking. Blogging. Home or start pages. Email. Presentation software. Presentation software 2. Collaboration.