Hello, social media pushback!

Absolutely the academic uses of Social Media. Can’t say it better than this; but I may well plagiarise “Ranty-Pants”. Presenting Social media and Medical Education to Medical Educators in Cairns July 2015. Plus a Workshop aimed at 101 level. As interventional cardiologist Farris Timimi from Mayo Clinic says “the biggest risk of social media is failure to engage in the conversation. “. A call out to the medico’s embrace and find your community.

The Research Whisperer

Photo by Pascal | www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76 Photo by Pascal | http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76

There was a time when I used to leave people alone about their social media engagement.

Whether they wanted to get involved or not, that was their business. Who was I to say otherwise?

Oh, how things have changed.

In my current role as a researcher development academic, I’ve become That Person.

I’m the one who goes: “So, do you have a Twitter account? Have you set up your Google Scholar profile? Have you put your work in the university repository? Really? It’s easy to get started, and can be so much fun, and these are the professional benefits… [5 mins of waxing lyrical]… would you like me to help you get started?”

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