Twitter for Researchers @ Imperial College 23/07/2012

At today’s Twitter for Researchers workshop, Martin Eve, a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex, explained the benefits of using Twitter for a researchers. Martin stated that Twitter is a useful tool for building your researcher profile, connecting with academics in your research field, and for asking questions about your research subject. He also debunked some of the common misconceptions about Twitter, i.e. that it it can cause you to waste time, and that it is full of trivial information. Martin then went on to explain how to set up a Twitter account, and how to use the tweet, follow and connect functions, as well as going through direct messaging and the use of hashtags. You can view Martin’s presentation here, and the tweets from the day, from Library staff and the new-to-Twitter researchers who attended, are below (via Storify):

  1. martin_eve
    RT @jennye: @martin_eve mention of Twitter Lists. I’ve added you all to the Imperial Tweeters list: https://twitter.com/#!/jennye/imperial-tweeters #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:44:32
  2. AnnetteHenryRD
    @aDude4Food Morning! I was on a course about social networking, we were getting to grips with Twitter #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:36:50
  3. aDude4Food
    Good morning @AnnetteHenryRD. May i ask what is the hashtag #imptwitter is all about?
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:29:47
  4. research20
    Thank you to @martin_eve for running our #twitterforresearch workshop this morning. All participants seem very engaged #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:21:55
  5. ShengxiShao1
    #imptwitter@ShengxiShao1 I’m a Chinese wearing a white shirt, who is my pair?
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:18:13
  6. AndrewICLibrary
    RT @research20: @martin_eve now mentioning metrics such as http://www.peerindex.com/ though they are not necessarily reliable #imptwitter #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:17:51
  7. jennye
    @martin_eve now mentioning metrics such as http://www.peerindex.com/ though they are not necessarily reliable #imptwitter #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:16:56
  8. research20
    @martin_eve now mentioning metrics such as http://www.peerindex.com/ though they are not necessarily reliable #imptwitter #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:16:56
  9. AndrewICLibrary
    RT @jennye: I’m looking for the tweeter in green (?with an iPhone)? #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:16:21
  10. AndrewICLibrary
    @martin_eve doubtful on Twitter metrics for research publications #imptwitter #research20 #altmetrics
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:16:06
  11. jennye
    I’m looking for the tweeter in green (?with an iPhone)? #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:15:01
  12. LouiseHull4
    #imptwitter are you looking for me? I’m the girl wearing glasses 🙂
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:14:34
  13. AndrewICLibrary
    RT @jenniferlachs: Who is wearing the checked shirt? Is it @ITheodorou ? #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:13:41
  14. jenniferlachs
    Who is wearing the checked shirt? Is it @ITheodorou ? #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:13:25
  15. AndrewICLibrary
    RT @jennye: Hmmmm now participating for a bit…need to find one of the participants. I think they are using an iPhone? #imptwitter #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:13:23
  16. AndrewICLibrary
    RT @RobSpel: I’m wearing a black polo shirt trying g to find the girl sitting across from me…. Best way I could think of =D #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:13:17
  17. ruthej
    Workshop people trying to find #imptwitter participants on Twitter with no info except that they’re in same room 🙂 #research20
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:12:52
  18. jenniferlachs
    RT @RobSpel: I’m wearing a black polo shirt trying g to find the girl sitting across from me…. Best way I could think of =D #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:12:42
  19. AnnetteHenryRD
    Well, I don’t even know who I’m looking for! But as I have my profile picture up if you are looking for me you should find me! #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:11:59
  20. jennye
    Hmmmm now participating for a bit…need to find one of the participants. I think they are using an iPhone? #imptwitter #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:11:55
  21. RobSpel
    I’m wearing a black polo shirt trying g to find the girl sitting across from me…. Best way I could think of =D #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:11:15
  22. AndrewICLibrary
    Time for the ‘find a random person in the room on Twitter’ challenge #imptwitter #twitterforresearch Like a 21st C version of 20 questions
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:11:00
  23. jennye
    @martin_eve mention of Twitter Lists. I’ve added you all to the Imperial Tweeters list: https://twitter.com/#!/jennye/imperial-tweeters #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:10:15
  24. AndrewICLibrary
    #imptwitter #twitterforresearch @martin_eve explaining Home, Connect, Discover columns on Twitter interface
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:09:21
  25. research20
    @martin_eve now mentioning metrics such as http://www.peerindex.com/ though they are not necessarily reliable #imptwitter #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:16:56
  26. AndrewICLibrary
    @martin_eve doubtful on Twitter metrics for research publications #imptwitter #research20 #altmetrics
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:16:06
  27. ruthej
    Workshop people trying to find #imptwitter participants on Twitter with no info except that they’re in same room 🙂 #research20
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 03:12:52
  28. ruthej
    @ImagingFat @research20 not aware of specific guidelines for Twitter. Can anyone help? #imptwitter #phdchat
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:57:47
  29. research20
    @martin_eve mentioning Twitter clients: HootSuite, Plume and TweetDeck. Participants now trying TweetDeck #twitterforresearchers #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:57:29
  30. research20
    @martin_eve mentioning Twitterfall to display a group of tweets #twitterforresearchers #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:53:55
  31. ImagingFat
    @ruthej @research20 It’s for recruiting patients or volunteers to research studies.
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:52:27
  32. ruthej
    @ImagingFat @research20 recruiting people via Twitter or finding research opportunities?
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:45:14
  33. ImagingFat
    @ruthej @AnnetteHenryRD @imperiallibrary @research20 Thanks. TIll then, are there any guidelines about research recruitment vis twitter?
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:43:15
  34. PostSonntag
    RT @ruthej: @AnnetteHenryRD @ImagingFat we’ll definitely run more #imptwitter if there’s demand! Keep an eye out @imperiallibrary @research20
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:42:45
  35. research20
    Participants for all mentioned #imptwitter hashtag in their tweets to find each other. Now practicing retweeting #twitterforresearchers
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:42:02
  36. RobSpel
    RT @AndrewICLibrary: Practicing @ mentions and hashtags with @martin_eve #imptwitter #twitterforresearch @research20 @imperialcollege
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:41:18
  37. ruthej
    @AnnetteHenryRD @ImagingFat we’ll definitely run more #imptwitter if there’s demand! Keep an eye out @imperiallibrary @research20
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:41:00
  38. AndrewICLibrary
    Practicing @ mentions and hashtags with @martin_eve #imptwitter #twitterforresearch @research20 @imperialcollege
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:28:49
  39. research20
    Welcome to all of our participants to today’s #twitterforresearch workshop being run by @martin_eve #imptwitter
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:28:22
  40. AndrewICLibrary
    At @research20 ‘Twitter for Researchers’ workshop @imperialcollege , presented by @martin_eve #research20 #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:26:20
  41. AndrewICLibrary
    At @research20 ‘Twitter for Researchers’ workshop @imperialcollege , presented by @martin_eve #research20
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:25:06
  42. research20
    @martin_eve how to find people to follow: recommendations, hashtags and retweets #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:24:49
  43. ruthej
    Tweeting at Twitter workshop has begun @imperiallibrary #research20
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:24:02
  44. research20
    Participants now setting up Twitter account and trying to describe themselves and their research in 140 characters #twitterforresearch
    Mon, Jul 23 2012 02:22:08
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2 responses to “Twitter for Researchers @ Imperial College 23/07/2012

  1. Oh I wish I’d been able to come to this workshop! Sounds like it was great! Please run it again!

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