Science 2.0: Social media use in academia

I presented an updated version of a talk on why academics should blog and tweet to the Women in Science and Engineering group at Syracuse University yesterday. This time, I labelled it “Science 2.0: Social media use in academia“. It is certainly not meant to be exhaustive, instead I wanted to provide a few insights into how I use my blog, how I tweet and what I get out of online interactions. I also provided some insights into a fairly new platform called ResearchGate that was recently featured in the NYT and most importantly I highlighted how academics can control their online information using Google Scholar Citations pages. I was joined by Kate Brodock, SU’s new Executive Director of Digital and Social Media who added her insights from an institutional perspective.



About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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