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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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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Adding ResearchGate profile to Resume?

It is common that people add their LinkedIn profile in their resumes. On the other hand, they add profiles (like ResearcherID) counting publications, citations, and showing factors such as h-index. ...
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What are the advantages of putting your dissertation on Facebook?

I am told that one of the best ways in which to disseminate information/knowledge/findings from doctoral research is to put your dissertation on-line. By default, many universities make the ...
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A LinkedIn Recommendation as compared to an Academic Recommendation

In what ways would a Professor's LinkedIn Recommendation differ from his Recommendation for Graduate School(Masters/PhD)? In other words: In what was does the visibility of a Recommendation change a ...
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Do professors recommend their students on LinkedIn?

Do professors recommend their students on LinkedIn? If they do recommend, isn't it considered a violation of FERPA? Professors are typically required to recommend without fear or inhibition towards ...
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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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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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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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