A Digital Footprint for Publication By Using Twitter

by Mohd Rohaizad Adenan | Mar 03, 2016


Twitter is a social media site created in 2006 that gives ones a chance to share quick thoughts using not more than 140 characters in a post. It’s a great way to share ones current research, publications and links to achieve maximum publicity. Twitter assist researchers to stay current with the literature  and  new developments in your field of interest. One suggestion for improving your research impact and visibility by  utilizing

 Tips To Compose A Tweet

  • Get started: Make a profile on twitter.com and personalize your account, add a photo to your “avatar”  and  add  a short bio.
  • Use      hashtags      (a      word     or

    phrase   that   follows   the    “#”  sign,        like      #ResearchTools     or

    #ResearchVisibility) to make your tweets more interesting to others and thus more likely  to  be  shared via a retweet [4].

  • Find your community on Twitter: Find users who  share  your  interests and to “follow” them to start receiving their updates.
  • Create a list to follow: ‘‘@’’ people, journals, programs; ‘‘#’’ hashtags for topics of interest [5].
  • Attach a photo to your tweet: When composing a tweet, click the “Add photo” camera icon and upload  a picture from your computer.
  • Measuring your success: Twitter’s Analytics dash  board can help you measure the success of your outreach efforts.
  • Contribute to the online community by joining discussions.
  • Keep  Tweets  conversational:   Be   professional without  being  overly formal.
  • Post regular  content,  e.g.  links  to  hot  papers,  events and conferences.
  • Retweet. By promoting other members of your community you are raising your own profile at the same time [6].
  • Using the “retweet with comment” feature.
  • Avoid being a “Science Kardashians”: Keep your K-  Index and MK-Index below than 5 [7].
More stories at UMR Bulletin Vol 2 2015