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ESRC IAA Information Session: Social Media for Academics

Wednesday 8 June 2016, 10.00AM to 1:00pm

Speaker(s): Mark Carrigan, Digital Sociologist and Social Media Consultant and Dave Beer, Department of Sociology, University of York

500 million tweets per day. 3 million blog posts per day. Over a billion websites. The sheer scale of the digital sphere poses an obvious challenge: how can you ensure you are heard above the din? But the speed at which new platforms emerge, as well as the possibility that currently popular ones will die, pose further complications. Under these conditions, it can be hard to know where to begin.

This introductory session adopts an unusual approach to exploring the possibilities and pitfalls of engaging with social media as an academic. Rather than focus on particular platforms, we'll discuss the familiar practices which we refer to when we talk of what academics do, as well as how they can be extended and improved through the use of social media. 

Admission is by free ticket only, so please book your place through Eventbrite

Location: Training Room (YH/001b), Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of York

Admission: FOC