Social Media for Academics

1st Edition

Mark Carrigan
eISBN-13: 9781473943704

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Social media is an increasingly important part of academic life that can be a fantastic medium for promoting your work, networking with colleagues and for demonstrating impact. However, alongside the opportunities it also poses challenging questions about how to engage online, and how to represent yourself professionally.


This practical book provides clear guidance on effectively and intelligently using social media for academic purposes across disciplines, from publicising your work and building networks to engaging the public with your research.  It is supported by real life examples and underpinned by principles of good practice to ensure you have the skills to make the most of this exciting medium.


You’ll find advice on:

Using social media to publicise your work
Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them
The evolving role of social media in higher education
Defining digital scholarship
Managing your identity online
Finding time for social media
Near-future trends in academia.

Visit Mark's blog for more insights and discussion on social media academic practice at

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ISBNs 9781446298695, 9781473943711, 9781446298695, 9781446298688, 9781446298695, 9781446298688, 1473943701, 9781473943704
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Edition 1st

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