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
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- 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 .
- 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 .
- 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 .
- Using the “retweet with comment” feature.
- Avoid being a “Science Kardashians”: Keep your K- Index and MK-Index below than 5 .