Welcome to a Guide for Twitter
Twitter, the most popular microblogging site, is base around sending and receiving messages of 140 characters or less. It has many potential uses for researchers, from listening in to what others are saying, holding conversations, keeping track of what's going on at conferences or meetings you would have loved to attend but couldn't, sharing information or ideas, promoting yourself or your research project. It has been used as a teaching tool and as a virtual conference platform and people are finding new ways of working with it all the time. You can search for organisations, people and topics.
There are lots of online guides available that explain how to get started and suggest ways of using this useful social networking tool. Some of the best are listed below.
"Beyond research, Twitter enables me to connect with the public, including current and potential students. Because professors can be somewhat mysterious figures, I try to use Twitter not only to promote my research but also to express who I am as a person"
Quote by Professor Dan Smith from "Social media is more than simply a marketing tool for academic research"