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GPCB438 - Academic Networking on Twitter

Twitter is a great medium for budding academics to connect with peers at other universities, follow researchers in their field, find out about exciting new research, and even share their own work. But it can be hard to know where to start and how to best engage online.

This workshop gives a brief introduction to Twitter lingo and etiquette, and provides useful information for how to use academic Twitter in a way that best fits your needs. We will discuss some of the advantages and challenges of Twitter as well as how to effectively connect with other academics. Participants should come with their Twitter account already set up.

Learning Objectives

After this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the goals for their Twitter account
2. Explain the basics of Twitter and understand the advantages and challenges of having an academic Twitter
3. Create different kinds of tweets tailored to their goals
4. Strategize for how to share their research and grow their Twitter presence in ways that best suit their needs

Leaders Information

This workshop will be led by Eileen Mary Holowka.

Eileen Mary Holowka is a writer and PhD candidate currently studying the intersections of social media and chronic illness. She has worked in game design and literary publishing, and her academic writing includes work on Instagram, affect theory, chronic pain, and memes.


Section 1
October 19, 2021, 09:00 - 11:00, Tue

Disclaimer: Available spots is an estimation.
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