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The A to Z of Social Media for Academia

The A to Z of Social Media for Academia
This post accompanies the newly established ‘Social Media News’ email list for academics and university support staff, sharing info about the latest platforms for use by academics in their professional lives. This is more about tools we can use to create or curate content, rather than a list of resources for use in academia. It will update periodically, but please also send me your recommendations to add. If you want to follow on twitter, we are using #socialmediaHE All listed items are recommended by academics for use in their professional lives, thanks to those who’ve provided links and descriptions. Scroll down to see a reverse chronological order, instead of alphabetical list. Latest update: 2 April, 2014. A is for… About.me - if you don’t have a website, then this is for you. Academia – share your papers, track their impact, follow colleagues EXAMPLE Altmetric – subscription based tracker for your publications’ impact across different social media metrics B is for… C is for… D is for…

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