Monday, 14 November 2011

Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities

The short guide to 'Using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities', is available to download as a PDF.

Although it's been put together by the LSE (London School of Economics), it is actually quite a generic guide and can be used by all academics and researchers across disciplines.

I think it's a great resource. After a brief explanation of what Twitter actually is, the guide goes on to cover topics including: 

  • Setting up your Twitter account;
  • Useful Twitter terminology;
  • Tweeting styles;
  • Building up your followers;
  • Using Twitter for research projects;
  • Using Twitter in departments;
  • Using Twitter alongside blogging;
  • Using Twitter in teaching;
  • Resources (such as academics on Twitter, related blog posts, guides and articles).

I actually came across this guide having read a Tweet from a fellow librarian. Click here for more information and to download the guide: