Which Social Media Should an Academic populate to develop an online presence as a researcher?

Academics and Researchers should have presence on various social media to develop an online presence which is very necessary now-a-days. Just writing papers and publishing is not enough. Online presence on various social media is ‘almost’ mandatory.

  1. Quantity and Quality of Publications
  • Keynote Address and Invited papers
  • Publishing Peer Reviewed Papers in National/International Journals
  • Paper Presentation in National/International Conferences
  • Abstracts in National/International Conference Proceedings
  • Accepted but Unpublished Conference Papers in National and International Conferences
  • Articles in various print and electronic media National and International
  • Lectures at various platforms for external audience National and International
  • Included in Syllabus National and International
  • Institutional Repositories: Preprint and Post Print
  • Cited in Research Reports, White papers, Policy Documents etc
  1. Citations
  2. Impact Factor

 

Various Social Tools that can be used

  • Social Tool: Facebook
  • Professional Tool: LinkedIn
  • Academic, Research, Collaborative Tool
    • Academia.edu
    • Google Scholar
    • ResearchGate
  • Research ID
    • Orcid
    • ResearcherID
  • Impact Measurement Tool: Klout
  • Collaboration Sites: Mendeley
  • Resource Sharing Tools:
    • Blogging: WordPress
    • Microblog: Twitter
    • Image: Flickr
    • Video: YouTube
    • Sound: SoundCoud
    • Presentation: Slideshare
    • Multimedia Presentation: Prezi (14 days free)
    • Book Marking: Delicious
    • Website: About.com

 

Tips

  • Share and re-share links
  • Link to various directories
  • Have patience – building followers takes time

 

 

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