'Twitter for Researchers' was a 90 minute workshop for research students at Imperial College London, run by Imperial College Libraries. It aimed to introduce researchers to the potential benefits of a professional Twitter presence and provide a practical introduction to using Twitter. The workshop kicked off with Andrew (@Doombrarian) presenting on the basic features and functions of Twitter:
- — Katharine Thompson (@library_thompsk)Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:13:44
The researchers then created their own Twitter accounts...
- — Katharine Thompson (@library_thompsk)Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:23:31
...and their first tweets started appearing:
Once the researchers had signed up, they played a game of 'Twitter Guess Who?', using tweets describing themselves and the #ImpTwitter hashtag to identify and follow other workshop attendees on Twitter:
- — Adrian Nightingale (@a_m_nightingale)Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:40:45Right hand side, beaky nose, pokey chin shortish brown hair. Have I mentioned I'm a man? #imptwitter (This may seem strange out of context)
Next, Jenny Evans (@jennye) took over to talk about how to use Twitter from a professional, research-focused perspective:
- — research20 (@research20)Thu, Feb 21 2013 10:51:46Twitter tip 5 - start small if you're daunted. Maybe highlight an interesting paper or just follow people for a while #ImpTwitter
#ImpTwitter: Twitter For Researchers
Tweets from Imperial College Libraries 'Twitter for Researchers' workshop 21 February 2013. Presented by Jenny Evans (@jennye) and Andrew Day (@doombrarian).
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