Introduction to Twitter – a recommendation

If you’re starting to wonder if all this Twitter stuff might be worth investigating, I’ve just picked up a recommendation of an excellent blog post explaining it all. It’s from the point of view someone more interested in keeping up with academic research and others working in their field, than celebs or blow-by-blow accounts of someone’s eating habits.

Although it’s over a year old, I’d still recommend reading this post from Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at Oxford (Twitter account: @deevybee) before dismissing Twitter out of hand:

BishopBlog: A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic

How did I find this blog post? On Twitter, of course – via @AtheneDonald (Professor of Physics at Cambridge), who I follow, who re-tweeted an update by @JennyAKoenig (Science education and communication consultant)

.

UPDATE, 29/10/12:

Another example from @AtheneDonald – how she was invited to contribute a news article to Nature, through her Twitter interactions:

All Postgraduate

Elizabeth View All →

Careers Manager (Postgraduate) at the University of Manchester, UK

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: