Social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and Facebook can be great places for academics to share their research and reach new audiences. In this video, Dr Bob Nicholson will demonstrate the techniques he uses to share his research on Twitter. You’ll learn how to write engaging posts, tell a story using threads, and avoid common pitfalls that often prevent academic research from being shared.
Bob Nicholson is a historian of Victorian popular culture based at Edge Hill University. His research-based social media accounts (@DigiVictorian / @VictorianHumour) are followed by over 50,000 people and have been featured by BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3, The Times, The Guardian, Daily Mail, and Smithsonian Magazine.
This webinar took place as part of the DARIAH Friday Frontiers Autumn 2021 series
After viewing this video, you should:
- Understand how to communicate the key messages of your research
- Recognise the benefits of using Social Media to enhance your research practice, and impact
- Understand the pitfalls of Social Media, and how best to avoid or overcome them