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Putting Twitter to work on your research Print
Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:47

As technology rockets ahead at breakneck speed, it is difficult to keep up with what the most effective means are to publicise one’s work. Many (if not most) academics spurn the idea of the social media, but in this age of connectivity, it has never been easier to make research public. Volumes and volumes of research don’t find their way into use because the research isn’t made accessible.

Twitter is arguably one of the most effective ways of getting word out about any given piece of research and the London School of Economics has put together a guide on how academics and researchers can put this tool to work.


Authors Amy Mollett, Danielle Moran and Patrick Dunleavy pose the questions of how Twitter can have any relevance to universities and academia, where journal articles and books can be anything from 3,000 to 8,000 and up to 80,000 words long? Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters, they ask?


Read their blog here.