How to be productive on Twitter: A guide from a sceptical academic
Can Twitter help you to get grants? Can Twitter help you to get press coverage? Can Twitter be a waste of time? The answer to all 3 is yes.
Twitter is an extremely powerful communication platform with a wide range of uses. The problem is, some of these are relevant to academia and some of them are not. How can we know where to invest our time and how can we be sure that it will help us get ahead in our academic career? During this workshop, I will share my experience and research into what works and what doesn’t, giving concrete examples along the way. I will share with you why I am sceptical and why you should be too, but also how, despite this scepticism, I have had success using Twitter as an academic that can be replicated.
About the speaker
Ben Libberton - Postdoctoral Researcher and Public Information Officer at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center
Ben is from England and has a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Liverpool. At the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center, he is responsible for several research projects as well as designing and executing the outreach strategy. His work with outreach has seen research featured on SVT, IFLScience, Dagens Industri, The Huffington Post and Science et Avenir. He is a Community Editor for Nature Partner Journals and regularly collaborates with both Springer Nature and the American Association for the Advancement of Science on academic outreach. He is a board member of Forskom (Sveriges Nätverk för Forskningskommunikation) who aim to improve the communication of Swedish research both within and outside Sweden.Contact person: Anethe Mansen