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Dos and Don’ts on LinkedIn

As Social Mediums, we discuss at length the use of different online media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook or a personal website, for sharing scholarly work, networking, and collaborating. Recently, we explored another popular social media platform for professionals – LinkedIn. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is used mostly for professional networking and job opportunities. Since many recruiters and peers will be looking at your profile, it’s important that your online presence is well prepared. 

In this post, we present the dos and don’ts on LinkedIn.

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How to Value Labor in Digital Projects – New Guide w/Research Questions & Bib.

This is a quick write-up from The Chronicle of Higher Education about a new guide which identifies critical questions about how to think about labor and digital projects–most importantly, too, which offers a comprehensive bibliography on the topic. This issue is important for us Social Mediums (we’re all university Fellows), but it is also a critical issue for the many people working on the Commons. How does their work cultivating, innovating, and maintaining get seen and evaluated? — Social Mediums

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Metrics for your Research Impact – From the Chronicle of Higher Education

The Social Mediums are kind of metrics wonks. The work of promotion and social engagement can seem very *squishy* if you can’t measure your impact and figure out what’s working and what’s not. Increasingly, as scholarship moves online it’s becoming harder to aggregate the impact of all the ways research can be shared. This article describes  a new toolkit that helps people do this and puts it into a very attractive page (take a look at this sample here: https://profiles.impactstory.org/u/0000-0002-4517-1562 ). Think of it like  CV for your research’s digital impact. It’s pretty impressive – The Social Mediums

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Collaborative Annotations You May Want to Join – From Chronicle of Higher Education

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While we usually think about social media in terms of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, some of the best work using social media in academia emphasizes the collaborative opportunities. In this post from The Chronicle of Higher Education, the author looks at using collaborative annotations in class and as examples of the ways scholars share knowledge. — The Social Mediums

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10 Things We Learned Producing a Podcast at a University – From Prof. Hacker

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This is a guest post by Carol Jackson, the digital content strategist at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and lead producer, with Alison Jones and Karen Kemp, of the school’s podcast_ Ways & Means Show. It was originally published over at the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Prof. Hacker Blog. It adds to some of the discussion Naomi started with her post about podcasting last week.