Social media is the term for online communication which allows us to keep in touch with people, join existing networks or create new networks, and share information.
The reasons why you choose to engage with social media will shape how you use social media and which platform/s you might choose to use as a researcher.
The benefits of engaging with social media as a researcher include:
When getting started with social media think about the following:
The following Research Spotlight session from April 2023 included the different platforms and applications researchers can use, and advice on audiences, strategies for engagement, and digital best practices.
RMIT’s social media team provides an overview of the University’s brand accounts and content strategy, followed by two academic guest speakers who share insights from their own experiences.
With thanks to the guest speakers:
Social media for researchers (60 mins), RMIT University Library, Microsoft Stream (RMIT login required)