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Connected Researcher: Networking and Collaborating with Social Media
Domain: D2 Communication and dissemination

Do you want to discover how to build an effective and supportive online network? These two linked sessions will provide advice on this – the first session will provide an overview of social media tools, and highlight their potential to enable networking and collaboration for researchers, while the second session will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate issues and concerns with social media . Topics covered will include:

* case studies of ‘connected researchers’, illustrating how Social Media can be used effectively

* particular benefits of social media for researchers

* building an online network

* blogging and microblogging

* using social bookmarking and social citation

* keeping up to date with RSS feeds