Despite its reputation for being full of people either talking about what they’ve had for lunch, or people hurling abuse at each other, Twitter is a really useful tool for the modern student and researcher. Due to its open nature, it enables individuals from across the globe to communicate and share knowledge. However, Twitter has a notoriously steep ‘learning curve’. It can take a while to both get the hang of using it effectively and to build a valuable network of contacts.
As a result, I’ve put together a couple of Twitter workshops in which you will create an account, learn to tweet and discover how you can use it effectively to build connections with other researchers within the field. By the end of the workshop, you should feel confident in using Twitter and be able to make the most of what the service has to offer.
You will have the benefit of attending a session run by someone with substantial experience and knowledge of using Twitter effectively. I first created an account at the end of 2008 and currently have over 2,500 people following my personal account. In 2011, a national library campaign group I co-founded was recognised by The Independent newspaper for being one of the “Voices of 2011” on Twitter.
Whilst the sessions are particularly tailored towards the School of Psychology, anyone who wants to is welcome to attend.
I will be running two sessions:
Session One: Wednesday, 21 January 2015 from 11:00 to 12:00, SL205 (Stratford Library) [get tickets]
Session Two: Thursday, 22 January 2015 from 14:00 to 15:00, SL205 (Stratford Library) [get tickets]
If you have any further queries regarding these sessions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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