Questions tagged [social-media]

Use of social media (e.g. Facebook, ResearchGate, blogs, etc.) by academics to engage with other academics or students and to disseminate and publicize their research.

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Can I submit a paper that I uploaded Academia.edu to a journal?

Will journals accept a paper that I have already put up on Academia.edu? It has more than 800 views and has been cited more than 10 times. Does uploading my paper on an open source website nullify my ...
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What should I do if someone is claiming my research on ResearchGate?

I've got a case where 90% of my academic publications are being claimed by a professor at another university with the same name on ResearchGate. I've sent several email requests both direct and ...
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Can a public university block me on their official social media account if I am a student and/or employee?

I am a Ph.D. student at a large public university in the US. I am working on completing my defense and trying to graduate before the end of the summer term. I found out recently, rather accidentally, ...
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Is there a way to tell Academia.edu “My downloading a paper is not an opt-in to be spammed with ongoing related papers”? [duplicate]

I started exploring for sources for a paper I am working on on Academia.edu, downloaded a few papers, and got an annoying stream of (from my perspective) unsolicited related papers in my inbox. I ...
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What is the least amount of effort needed to ensure no copyright issue of using online pictures in lecture notes/slides

I have noticed that in many university's course notes/slides, particularly those in the CS department, and in particular those dealing with computer animation/graphics, a large amount of instructors ...
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Is it possible for an academic to successfully claim their Google knowledge panel with an institution-hosted webpage and a Google Scholar account?

Edit: I rewrote the question based on the associated discussion on meta. Context Google created a "knowledge panel" about me which appears when my name is searched in Google. It consists ...
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Should I list my work as a frequent journal reviewer as a volunteer work in LinkedIn?

I am a frequent reviewer for a particular (computer science) journal, and I wonder if the review work I do counts as a "volunteer" work? I do already list this work in my CV under (PROFESSIONAL ...
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Where is your line with students on social media?

I will be giving lectures for the first time this semester starting in 2 weeks (online due to covid), some students already started to add me and follow me on social media (LinkedIn mainly for now). I ...
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How can I find the altmetrics for a specific paper?

Alternative metrics for a paper, include not just the citations in other academic journals, but also all Twitter mentions, citations in Wikipedia, citations across the Stack Exchange network, etc. The ...
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Is it okay if a professor friends a student on social media sites?

If a professor is teaching a student currently, is it okay if he/she friends the student on social media sites such as Facebook or Google Plus?
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How to find suitable PhD programs in Computational Social Science? [closed]

I recently graduated from a master's program in Information Science in the U.S. and want to get into a Ph.D. program in the near future. I am pretty interested in computational social science, ...
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In what sort of department can I pursue a PhD in fan behaviour?

I'm planning to do PhD on the Fan culture to be specific - A comparative study on the effects of Digital media on Football Fan behaviour on supporters of European football clubs in Indonesia and India....
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Is it legal to upload PDFs of my papers on a personal website & research-networking websites? [duplicate]

I've created a .com personal website where I intend to describe my research, including full-text PDF copies of my published papers. I was going to also make these PDFs available in my account on ...
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Is there a site where I can look for potential collaborators on an academic project that I'm pursuing all by myself? [closed]

I'm working on an academic project, and after getting a few results by myself, I'm a bit stuck. Currently, I'm not affiliated to any university or company, and also since I switched from my PhD topic ...
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Could your supervisor decide what you post on social media?

I am a first year PhD student in Europe, I started in November. My supervisor has recently take a liking into posting on social media and communication-related issues (style, words, hours etc), even ...
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Is it acceptable for a student to connect with a professor on LinkedIn?

Earlier in the semester, I was informed by both an advisor/academic counselor and a professor at my university that it is a good idea to connect with professors on LinkedIn if they have interests in ...
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Is it appropriate for an undergrad to friend grad students / postdocs on social media?

I'm guessing that if the grad student / postdoc is directly supervising the undergrad, friending would not be very appropriate. However, would it be ok for an undergrad to friend other grad students / ...
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Specifically academic alternative to LinkedIn

It is well-known that LinkedIn is used by scholars too, but I think that the business-friendly structure of your profile-page makes it markedly less suitable for academic purposes. Is there a ...
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Social media vs. academic career [closed]

After an incident where a complaint has been submitted against my private social media profile by students (with whom I had no interaction, nor were my posts directed towards) I felt attacked in a way ...
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Is there a “Facebook” for researchers? (to collaborate on projects)

I'm writing my PhD-thesis in economics at a fairly small university. Accordingly, there are relatively few scientists in my department. I am planning to write a research paper on a specific topic that ...
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ResearchGate: an asset or a waste of time?

There are now may different ways of increasing your research visibility: Google Scholar, laboratory/faculty/industry or even personal websites, LinkedIn, to name a few. In your opinion, how does ...
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Tips and good practices for creating a personal web-page [closed]

First, apologies if this question has been asked before. I could not find any reference. I am a math PhD student, about to finish my studies and start searching for a post-doc position. In ...
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How to politely and logically explain that I don't want to receive notification at my private social media account?

My department is becoming more and more annoying by posting everything in Facebook group, from exam results, seminar schedule, to private information about students ( telephone numbers, addresses, ...
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Is social media affecting the creativity of students? [closed]

I have been observing my small sister for about a year now that there has been a huge decline in her studies and academic results and this all has happened soon after we got an Android device common ...
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Promoting research papers with targeted ads

I've seen a targeted ad on Facebook about a new study by a public university (linking to a news blog). The ad was paid for by the university. Is it common in academia to use targeted ads, paid for by ...
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What happened to the Piled Higher and Deeper comics?

Without dating myself too badly, I have enjoyed PhD comics since the beginning. For the past few years, there have been about 2 or 3 new comics a week, but there has not been a new comic in months. I ...
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pros and cons of one's own papers covered by media

One published a paper on a journal. The communications team of their school want to publicize that paper in media. Is there any substantial pros and cons for the paper writer?
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Sharing a proof on ResearchGate? Inappropriate? [closed]

Is it inappropriate to share a proof of a manuscript online, such as ResearchGate? The manuscript is part of a large special session in a journal that currently has no publication date yet..
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How to report pirated textbooks on Academia.edu?

I received a notification today from Academia.edu of a recently-uploaded "paper" that was similar to one I previously downloaded. On clicking through, the "paper" turned out to be a PDF of a pirated ...
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Why is Reddit not a reliable source of experts? [closed]

Some people say that you should take for granted for opinions on Reddit, because comparing it to academic journals is like comparing kindergarten to university. But I don't understand. Well, it's true ...
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Why publish a research paper when a blog post or a lecture slide can have more citation count than a journal paper?

I am quite surprised to find that a lecture slide for a course has 133 citations from highly reputable researchers across the world. The main contribution of the lecture slides (which seems to be the ...
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Is there a celebrity culture in academia and should we discourage it? [closed]

I work in STEM, and in recent years I have been troubled by this trend in academia where certain individuals are elevated to the status of celebrities. Their appearances alone draw crowds in the ...
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Prospective supervisor wants me to do irrelevant videos as a condition for supervision. Can I say yes when I mean no?

This question is the reverse of Dealing with a PhD student reneging on an agreement to appear in social media, in which the student had agreed during interviewing to participate in social media ...
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Dealing with a PhD student reneging on an agreement to appear in social media

Inspired by this question, I have a similar but somehow different problem. I recently assumed a tenure-track position. One of my strategies for a visible start is to have a strong presence in social ...
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Alternatives for when your institution doesn't provide you an e-mail address

I study in an institution that never provided me or any other student with an institution e-mail. I feel that this is highly prejudicial to my academic success because a) it forbids me to access ...
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Will Potential Publishers View an MA Dissertation as Plagiarized?

I recently completed my MA, and I was hoping to upload my dissertation to Academia.edu, and then perhaps submit it to some publishers later on. Although I made some changes to my paper after ...
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Do Publishers Search Academia.edu for Potential Articles etc.?

Has anyone heard of someone getting their work published by a journal, or some other form of publication, because their unpublished draft was discovered on Academia.edu?
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List of peer review platforms and social networks [closed]

I recently stumbled upon Publons, a social network of peer reviewers, with a database of potential reviewers, along with their areas of expertise, stats, and contact details. I wonder if there are ...
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Personal web page vs Academia.edu vs ResearchGate

I will soon finish my PhD and start searching for a post-doc position and I was wondering which web-based solution is the best suited to present myself and my work (I work in plant biology). I see ...
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Field-dependency of politics and public shaming in academia

I have recently been quite shocked to learn of the blog of an accomplished string theorist, which includes a lot of personal invective against physicists he disagrees with, as well as a lot of non-...
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How have perceptions of ResearchGate changed from 2014 to 2018?

About 4 years ago, a question was asked about usefulness of ResearchGate for academics. Judging by the most upvoted answers, the portal had a rather negative opinion back then. However, social media ...
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Is Academia.edu's “mentions” feature real?

I just got an email from Academia.edu saying that my name has been mentioned two times (Edit: now up to 150 papers!), but to see the mentions you have to upgrade to a premium account at 8.25AUD/month. ...
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Is it legal to use images from social networks for research?

I would like to use images from social media (e.g. imgur, Facebook, Flickr etc) for research (ie not for profit or any industrial use). Would it be legal to use images (for analysis, etc), if I do ...
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Would requiring students to use Twitter as an integral part of a course potentially conflict with FERPA?

I'm not planning on requiring my students to use Twitter, but it popped up on someone else's syllabus and got me thinking as to whether it's appropriate with respect to student privacy. I don't ...
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Can I use my blog posts for an academic publication?

It is not very clear in the publication guidelines of journals or conferences whether one can post some preliminary data or results online (blog, twitter, facebook, etc.), gather feedback, and then ...
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The title postgraduate researcher

I have seen the title postgraduate researcher in a couple of peoples Linkedin profiles for roles in the UK. The people listed only had masters degree before showing. What is this position formally, is ...
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Using social media brands (logos) in academic publications

I'm working on an illustration related to citizen science and would like to include the concept of social media in that graphic. The most well known social media brands (as of now) are arguably ...
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As a TA, how to react if I come across a Facebook group in which students insult me?

I am a PhD student in Europe and also TA for some bachelor's degree classes for my supervisor. Just by chance, I have found an open Facebook group (normally, the group aims to create an interaction ...
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Cite a Twitter conversation?

Let's assume that while researching and writing a paper you find a Twitter conversation between domain experts that is particularly useful for you. Given that it is not the sources that these ...
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Publishing (and being cited) in youtube, twitter, or facebook

This question here left me thinking that maybe I am too old and intolerant towards those things young people are doing. I always think that academic publishing is peer-reviewed articles, or ...