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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How to efficiently get a mention of your just accepted paper in journals like Nature and Science

We have made a very important scientific breakthrough in the field of biomedicine. We have filed the patented and the scientific publication (in a journal with impact factor around 9.0) was published ...
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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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How to satisfy PhD requirement that publications be available online when papers have been only just been accepted?

It is a requirement of my PhD to publish a certain number of papers. And for the papers to count, they need to be available online. I have deadline in my PhD study. I have three papers accepted in ...
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Can we share the presentations and posters that we presented for a international/national conferences online?

Can we share the presentations and posters that we presented for a international/national conferences online, may be in LinkedIn and other job websites? Is it allowed?
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Does a ResearchGate profile count as a “personal website” for green OA purposes?

According to SHERPA/RoMEO, many journals permit post-review preprints to be uploaded immediately to an author's "personal website", but apply an embargo period to "open access repositories" (example). ...
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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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Should academics be concerned about professorwatchlist.org

There is a relatively new website: http://professorwatchlist.org/ whose mission: is to expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist ...
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Is it normal for a Professor to make unsolicited contact with potential Masters students via LinkedIn?

My friend recently moved to Canada and she holds a BSc from an overseas university. Her school wasn't world-famous but wasn't bad either. For the past year she'd been studying English and preparing ...
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Is it acceptable to write that you are getting a “Ph.D. in [area]” (rather than name of department) on social media?

I am starting a PhD in computer science, and have noticed that a number of classmates will write on LinkedIn or their academic websites that they are getting a "PhD in Machine Learning" or "PhD in ...
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How should LinkedIn summary look like for a person seeking PhD positions?

There are many intros, how-to's and guides about writing professional summaries for LinkedIn accounts over the net; however I can not find a good guide to write a summary for academics. I also tried ...
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Will ResearchGate eventually find and create links to my publications?

I have many publications in my profile that I had to add manually, but ResearchGate seems not to recognize any of them sufficiently to create links to the online full text (and other info) that is ...
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Is it legal to upload preprint on ResearchGate?

I have few papers already published in certain journals which cannot be uploaded on ResearchGate due to copyright issues, now is it legal to upload my own version of the paper formatted in LaTeX or in ...
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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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Do academics get paid when they give interview (or other form of appearance) in the media?

Which factors determine whether academics get paid when they give interviews in the media (or other kind of media appearances, e.g. debates)? I am mostly interested in the field of computer science, ...
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What is the academic value of posts on LinkedIn?

As LinkedIn is a network of professionals, there is a great scope for sharing one's professional expertise in the form of a short piece (or otherwise write something to influence a cause). Most ...
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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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Is it possible to download paper from academia.edu without being registered there?

Based answers to Is Academia.edu useful? it seems that there are some legitimate reason why many people would prefer not to have academia.edu account. On the other hand, it might happen that you see ...
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What can I do about newspaper with poor referencing?

Newspapers often like to report on new scientific advancements. They often do a terrible job. They may sensationalise the story. Or confuse a project proposal/preliminary study with a result. We can ...
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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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Research Gate gathering data [closed]

Does anybody know how ResearchGate gather data? I just clicked on a scientific paper in my browser (not through Research Gate), and in less than an hour I had received an e-mail notification that the ...
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How effective is ResearchGate as an academic selection and recruitment tool?

I've informally noticed that ResearchGate seems to have increased in popularity over the last year or so. I also noticed that, while I'm not on the job market, ResearchGate was able to successfully ...
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Contacting via email or Linkedin (or similar sites) to help land a faculty appointment

I've applied for faculty jobs (in physics) in a number of places, and am just waiting for someone somewhere to contact me. In the meantime is there any way to raise my level of visibility? For ...
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Does announcing the submission of a paper on social networks violate the double-blind review?

I sometimes see researchers who announce the submission of a paper to a conference on social networks, often tagging the post with the conference name and year, and from time to time mentioning the ...
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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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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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How to recruit participants for online experiments?

We are currently doing a study where we thought it might be smart to try out the possibilities of recruiting participants from the Internet. I was thinking it might be best to ask more experienced ...
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Is it legal to add your publications to ResearchGate?

I recently created a profile on ResearchGate. And to add your publications list it requires you to upload the paper. Is it legal to upload published journal articles on public servers, where everyone ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Citing a link that was removed?

I run a small blog about both the academic and professional aspects of my industry as I both teach a course at the university I am attending as well as work in the industry full time. The blog answers ...
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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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Is Academia.edu useful?

I received a mail today from Academia.edu (a site I wasn't previously aware of), asking me to confirm that I co-authored a paper with a colleague. Having looked into it a little it sounds like it ...
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Do Academics use networking websites such as LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Academia.edu? [closed]

If they do use networking websites what is the typical use case (e.g., stay in touch with other academics, prospective students, find out what is the latest research development in their field) If ...
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Does an unpublished document you upload to ResearchGate count as prior publication when submitting to a journal?

On ResearchGate, if you upload something like a thesis, and then it says publish resources, does this mean the thesis becomes properly published in the sense of the usual requirements of journals that ...
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How to make a connection with academics on Linkedin that they would accept?

I read that some academics would avoid accepting students (undergraduate or graduate) or other researchers requests on Linkedin. So what are the cases that could be acceptable for academics to add ...
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How are scholars supposed to use LinkedIn?

I've recently realized that a professor, who is an extremely renowned researcher in mathematics, added Mathematics, Mathematical research, and similar "skills" to his LinkedIn profile. My question is: ...
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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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Is it okay to add a lecturer on LinkedIn

I'm a graduate student and I recently attended a course by a very inspiring lecturer (associate professor). Do you think it is okay add him on LinkedIn? Do I push him into an uncomfortable situation ...
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Should I put my papers which are not written in English on my social-media profile?

Is it OK to put my non English internal conference or journal paper on my social media profiles such as Google Scholar, Academia, Research Gate, etc? and also, should I translate their title and other ...
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Online venues that promote networking among scholars — alternatives to Academia.edu and ResearchGate

Are there alternatives to Academia.edu and ResearchGate if one is searching for a venue that promotes "informal" (*) cooperation and networking among scholars (specifically, in mathematics and science)...
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Encouraging students to be more social with each other via course wall exchanges

I find that students do not always use the course walls to talk to each other. I want to help them be more social, but don't necessarily want to tie this to class participation grades. I want them ...
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Should I send a copy of a closed-access paper requested on academia.edu?

What is an appropriate response to a request for a copy of a closed-access paper on academia.edu? For the paper in question, I only provide a link (doi) to the publisher's site on my academia.edu ...
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Can I upload my open access publications on researchgate.net or academia.edu?

Maybe my question is naive, but: If my paper was publish as open access (for example in Springer - http://www.springer.com/gp/open-access), could I upload the paper in researchgate.net and similar ...
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Teacher takes pictures of students during exams and posts them on social media

There's this teacher who takes pictures of his students during exams, and posts them on social media, with the knowledge of the students. A lot of people enjoy these pictures (including the students), ...
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Should I mention my co-authors while tweeting about our publications?

Assume we have a paper published in a conference or journal. Should I mention my co-authors while posting some content of the paper (or just paper's link) on Twitter or Facebook? Let's assume I am ...
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Should I put my résumé on LinkedIn when applying for a PhD?

When I apply to a university for acceptance to their PhD program, I send my résumé with the application. When I want to apply for a job outside of academia, I also send my résumé to them. In both ...
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Malfunctioning social media buttons on a conference website

The website of a conference that will take place soon (next month), offers social media buttons that should redirect the website visitor to the corresponding social media page or account, but when I ...
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Is Facebook a necessary tool for a student?

I'm starting a master's degree in the autumn, and I recently received an email from the university inviting me to join the Facebook page for the course. However, I don't currently have an active ...
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Should I send a “cease-and-desist” letter to ResearchGate?

ResearchGate is pretty well placed on Google. But it does not have a lot of contents or active users, despite their constant invitation spam. So they spidered a lot of publications, and provide some ...