To social network or not to social network?
Having worked through this section, think about how you might engage or become more engaged with online social networking. Here are some ides:
- Dissemination. Consider whether social networking tools could play a role in disseminating your research, in terms of reaching a larger audience and getting your results out more quickly.
- Copyright. Be aware of issues such as copyright when uploading any of your published work on social networking sites.
- Time Factors. Consider the time involved to maintain a blog or personal website. Is this really a good use of your time? If you already have a blog have a look at any usage statistics, as these may help assess how worthwhile the time you dedicate to this really is.
- Contacts and Collaborators. Think about the value of any contacts and collaborators you have located via social networking. Have they added value to your research?
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