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Social media – bringing it all together

social-media-seo-logosOver the last couple of years the BOU’s Steve Dudley has blogged on various aspects of social media, how researchers can get more from it for their research and career development and building a global online ornithological community. Here we bring all these articles together and will continue to add new items as and when they are posted.


#TheTweetingBird: Using science communication via social media to benefit your research and your career

Altmetrics: what are they good for? Do altmetrics contribute to citation rates in ornithology? | Tom Finch, Nina O’Hanlon and Steve Dudley’s AOSSCO17 poster

Using social media to promote ornithological research and contribute to published articles’ altmetrics

Making social media and the web work for you

How social are ornithologists? – Steve Dudley & Jen Smart’s IBIS paper

How social are ornithologists? – Steve Dudley & Jen Smart’s NAOC2016 poster

Let the BOU work for YOU . . altmetrics

Let the BOU work for YOU . . with blogging

Let the BOU work for YOU . . on social media

Social media is relevant to your research

The role of social media in ornithology – presentations from the BOU’s and RSPB Science’s #EOU2015 Round Table

The benefits of blogging about your research

What is Altmetric?

Twitter #masterclass 1 – #hashtags and retweeting

Twitter #masterclass 2 – Ditch those auto generated tweets!

Twitter #masterclass 3 – editing and structuring your tweets

Twitter #masterclass 4 – organise your incoming tweets

Twitter #masterclass 5 – Content is everything – even with only 140 characters

Twitter #masterclass 6 – #hashtag best practice

Twitter #masterclass 7 – Tweeting images – best practice

Twitter #masterclass 8 – Conference tweeting

Twitter #masterclass 9 – Twitter basics 1: terminology

Twitter #masterclass 10 – Twitter basics 2: replying to tweets

Twitter #masterclass 11 – Twitter basics 3: replying to tweets

Twitter #masterclass 12 – best practices

Which social media platform?

Conference tweeting: what is it good for?

What do you mean you ‘don’t know how to optimize your paper for SEO?!’

Twitter – building an online ornithological community

The global ornithological online community

Ornithological Twitterati, Tweetie-pies and #birdieluv

Dudley pic

About the author

Steve Dudley, the BOU’s Senior Administrator of 17 years, is responsible for social media and communications.

Blog posts express the views of the individual author(s) and not those of the BOU.


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