Summary

This unit has:

  • Introduced you to some of the currently available social media tools
  • Highlighted the potential benefits and drawbacks of the use of these tools for your practice
  • Covered some of the technical aspects of using social media
  • Considered the continuing importance of traditional networking such as conference attendance
  • Provided tips on spelling and grammar
  • Outlined the features of technical writing
Next Steps
  • If you haven't already done so, try joining at least one of the academic social networking sites.
  • Why not set up a Twitter or Facebook account as well?
  • Make sure you monitor your new social networking sites to gauge the impact they are having on the dissemination of your research.
  • Remember not to neglect traditional networking. Look for some forthcoming conferences that you could attend, either to present a paper, or simply to network with colleagues in your field.