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Scholarly Identity: A Guide

A guide on how to manage, promote, and protect your online scholarly identity as a current or future researcher, academic, or scholar.


Gauld, T. (Dec 12, 2016). n.d. New Scientist

Promote on Social Media

Some general suggestions to help you make an impact on popular social media sites (also see Tips and Tricks) and increase your scholarly reach:

  • Make your profile public to increase visibility 
  • Identify yourself as a trusted authority
  • Use #hashtags where appropriate
  • Follow many different profiles, channels, groups, etc
  • Post periodically to keep your profile active and visible
  • Re-share, re-tweet or re-post the comments of others
  • Share positively. Negative posts may discourage others from engaging and sharing your content 
  • Actively engage in discussions with others
  • Do not post all of your updates all at once in "bursts" - use social networking management tools to help disperse postings 
  • Automate updates, postings, and shares using social networking management tools such as Hootsuite or Buffer

Popular Social Media

Lee, K. (12 June 2016). Research-backed tips to get more followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more. Buffer Blog. 

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