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Aug 20, 2019 41 tweets 43 min read Read on X
Today I am tweeting out from a #CroakeyPopUp w @SummerMayFinlay hosted by @BronFredericks - tips for researchers on using Twitter
@SummerMayFinlay @BronFredericks Twitter is a social platform, @SummerMayFinlay tells #CroakeyPopUp participants. IE don't just broadcast. Find your own voice for Twitter, she advises.
@SummerMayFinlay @BronFredericks Now @SummerMayFinlay is stressing the importance of using hashtags on @Twitter and encouraging #CroakeyPopUp participants to pull out their phones, and get tweeting
@SummerMayFinlay @BronFredericks @Twitter Hashtags to note: #PhdLife #PhDChat. @SummerMayFinlay is sharing how these hashtags have helped her in times of need, eg providing practical advice when computer problems
Views on Twitter in a #CroakeyPopUp for researchers hosted by @BronFredericks w @SummerMayFinlay
Quoteable quote! From a participant on why they want to learn about Twitter #CroakeyPopUp cc @BronFredericks
Here @SummerMayFinlay is explaining the importance of careful crafting of your Twitter bio HT @NACCHOAustralia @LowitjaInstitut #CroakeyPopUp
Researchers at #CroakeyPopUp are hearing from @AnitaHeiss about how she uses various social media platforms, from @instagram to @LinkedIn and more. Remember that it’s about being social, connecting, having influence, she advises. Also be clear about what your expertise/brand is
Powerful stories from @AnitaHeiss on the impacts of her tweets. At #CroakeyPopUp
And @AnitaHeiss shows the power of humor in her presentation to the #CroakeyPopUp hosted by @BronFredericks
Happiness is also a popular topic! See the most popular blogs of @AnitaHeiss - speaking to us via online pres #CroakeyPopUp Pix of dogs w books also popular
Social media tips from @AnitaHeiss - inc don’t engage w trolls, & lead by example. #CroakeyPopUp
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 for @AnitaHeiss pres at #CroakeyPopUp
Now hearing from @drcbond about her use of Twitter as a place to think and to exercise her sovereignty #CroakeyPopUp Also notes that Twitter can be a nasty place “I block and mute as I see fit”. Know your voice, she advises
Engaging w Twitter is not about follower numbers & being popular but about having impact in whatever your field is. Think about what your expertise is when you come to the public square, @drcbond advises Indigenous researchers at #CroakeyPopUp.
Hearing how @Twitter brings people to the scholarly work of @drcbond - at #CroakeyPopUp. Also discussion about the importance of self care, balancing day job. Twitter is also really funny
After initial reluctance to tweet, @BronFredericks says that once she started, she couldn’t stop! On social media, she aims to be positive, profile people, issues, work. Won’t re-post negative comments etc. Loves to use photos & now people ask her to take their pix #CroakeyPopUp
Hearing about how @BronFredericks receives media queries as a result of her tweets, and reflections on how her Twitter practice has changed over time #CroakeyPopUp Also about feedback from followers
What an awesome panel!! Fantastic reflections on using social media meaningfully, for purpose & impact HT @AnitaHeiss @drcbond @BronFredericks at a #CroakeyPopUp
Always remember, Twitter is a public space. Employers monitor it - including universities. It can rule you out (or in) for future jobs. @BronFredericks advice to #CroakeyPopUp participants
Twitter engagement is powerful for scholarly work, but it’s a complex space to negotiate; navigate it using a moral compass, and be wise: @drcbond tells #CroakeyPopUp
@AnitaHeiss urges reflection about maximising the impact of social media engagement. Ie take the big picture, long term view #CroakeyPopUp
On the importance of bringing an evidence-based critical discussion to public discourse - @drcbond who is getting scholarly work via Twitter threads and conversations #CroakeyPopUp
Cautions at #CroakeyPopUp around over-sharing of personal life on Twitter. But can also be useful strategically eg #IndigenousDads
A reminder about the importance of proper acknowledgement on Twitter - don’t steal ideas (or tweets)! #CroakeyPopUp
Ending fantastic panel discussion on researchers’ use of social media on a positive: Twitter is fun! HT @BronFredericks #CroakeyPopUp
Just get an account; watch your favourite TV show and follow its hashtag, as a way to dip your feet in the waters of Twitter - advice from @drcbond at #CroakeyPopUp
@drcbond Now we are launching into some of the practicalities of tweeting at the #CroakeyPopUp hosted by @BronFredericks - @SummerMayFinlay giving some v practical tips & shout outs to @blacknursinghx #NFF2019 @CarmenParter @AMSANTaus
@drcbond @BronFredericks @SummerMayFinlay @blacknursinghx @CarmenParter @AMSANTaus To do something controversial in a public space like Twitter, it's like preparing yourself for battle. Think long & hard about it, prepare yourself mentally: @SummerMayFinlay tells #CroakeyPopUp
@drcbond @BronFredericks @SummerMayFinlay @blacknursinghx @CarmenParter @AMSANTaus Part of being an academic is about engaging w public discourse: @BronFredericks
eg making submissions to inquiries, putting your evidence/knowledge in a public domain. Communities then know their contributions to research are being used. #CroakeyPopUp
@drcbond @BronFredericks @SummerMayFinlay @blacknursinghx @CarmenParter @AMSANTaus Policy of @marcialangton on managing trolls is cited at #CroakeyPopUp - block, block, block! @SummerMayFinlay strongly underscores this advice.
On the use of Twitter in campaigns - #ArrestUs #UluruStatement #VoiceTreatyTruth profiled by @SummerMayFinlay at #CroakeyPopUp cc @tommayor11
@drcbond @BronFredericks @SummerMayFinlay @blacknursinghx @CarmenParter @AMSANTaus @marcialangton After 3+ hours of talking @Twitter for research, these were some of the reflections from #CroakeyPopUp participants
@drcbond @BronFredericks @SummerMayFinlay @blacknursinghx @CarmenParter @AMSANTaus @marcialangton @Twitter Hearing about the use of @PeriscopeCo & other social media to expand access to events etc, eg from rural & remote communities #CroakeyPopUp. Here is an example via @IndigenousWFPHA & @SummerMayFinlay
Time for some exercise at #CroakeyPopUp ... and also some #selfies
Some advice to researchers hesitant about engaging w @Twitter: Start with a few objectives, and then grow and develop your voice, @SummerMayFinlay tells #CroakeyPopUp
@Twitter @SummerMayFinlay How can you be "a good Twitter citizen"? What are you contributing back to the space? Qs raised by @SummerMayFinlay at #CroakeyPopUp
@Twitter @SummerMayFinlay Hearing the back story to this video by @SummerMayFinlay - which has now had more than 12,000 views! #HavingImpact is a strong theme at the #CroakeyPopUp
@Twitter @SummerMayFinlay Who says you can't get "poetic praxiology" into a headline?! As mentioned at #CroakeyPopUp:… cc @BronFredericks
@Twitter @SummerMayFinlay @BronFredericks Here is what the #CroakeyPopUp participants (researchers) are planning to do differently as a result of today's workshop HT @SummerMayFinlay @BronFredericks

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