Academics and Web 2.0

There is much discussion about academics’ use of social media.  Here’s a sampling:

– The London School of Economics and Political Science recently released a guide for academics entitled “Using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities“.

– From the ChemConnector Blog, here’s a slideshow presentation entitled “Social Networking Tools for Scientists or How to Brand Yourself Online as a Digital Citizen“.

But adoption of 2.0 technologies is slow, as highlighted in LSE’s blog “Can’t tweet or won’t tweet? What are the reasons behind low adoption of web 2.0 tools by researchers” (the same people who developed the pdf Twitter guide).

And Phil Davis, from The Scholarly Kitchen blog, writes about the validity and ethical concerns in tweets predicting future citations in “Tweets, and our obsession with Alt Metrics“.

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