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ecoffee @ SGH

Twitter was a popular theme for April’s e-coffee@SGH, with a great turnout to hear Penny Lee from Medicine's Marketing team share lots of tips for top Tweeting.  Penny gave a brilliant presentation ‘Twitter for Scientists’, explaining what might be the benefits of engaging with Twitter, sharing advice about how to get the most out of it and suggesting some useful accounts to follow. Continue reading →

Twitter’s Brush with Death

You might have missed it, but over the weekend, Twitter died.Indeed, the #RIPTwitter hashtag was trending worldwide. (I’ll let others ponder the metaphysics of a social medium serving as the platform for its own condolences.)It turns out, however, that Twitter wasn’t quite dead yet. Really, it’s getting better, reassured Jack (@jack) Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, in a tweet Saturday afternoon:“Twitter is live. Twitter is real-time. Continue reading →

The intrinsic and extrinsic value of academic blogging #LTHEchat

I’m not new to running or paricipating in tweet chats, in fact I’ve done a fair few over the last few years. And loved each for their own individual characteristics – here is a write up on two particular ways of running one. This time I took part / facilitating in the 31st LTHEchat with my good friend Sue Beckingham. The invitation was broad and open to interpretation (scary!) but with help and discussion I settled on blogging, or more specifically academic blogging. Continue reading →

iPAD Coffee Club at SGH

The focus of the latest SGH iPAD coffee club was looking at how social media can be used in teaching and research, with some inspiring examples from within the faculty. Catherine Hennessy explained how students on the NLM2 module had been encouraged to raise questions and share information on Twitter using the hashtag #nlm2soton. Students could follow the Twitter feed on Blackboard (instructions for adding a widget are here) if they preferred, or interact on Twitter. Continue reading →