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Quote: “Blogging is existing, tweeting is connecting”

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Interesting findings given by several French students, about the power of blogging for young scientists:

  • The transmission of knowledge is a difficult task. You need to multiply the initiatives, and that’s where the blog plays an important role
  • PhD candidates have little free time, but it is probably the period in their careers when they have the most time to spend “informing the public
  • blogging is about sharing findings, sharing your work, and creating a digital e-reputation
  • Blogging also means improving one’s writing skills, editing speed, and scientific analysis, which are all valuable abilities when it comes to writing your thesis
  • If you write and publish online, make it so that you’ll be read. Post your articles on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. E-mail your texts to people likely to read them.

Read the full article from:

Science Blogs and Your PhD. A trump card for your scientific career; Available from: http://www.knowtex.com/nav/science-blogs-and-your-phd-a-trump-card-for-your-scientific-career_40002

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April 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

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Science article: post it on Twitter to be downloaded and cited!

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A recent study has shown a “strong tie between social media interest, article downloads, and even early citations. (…)

Authors  “also find that volume of Twitter mention is statistically correlated with that of both downloads and “early” citations

Shuai X, Pepe A, Bollen J (2012) How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints: Article Downloads, Twitter Mentions, and Citations. PLoS ONE 7(11): e47523

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0047523

 

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November 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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Young scientists: social media to boots your career

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New channels for your science communication :

These nice advises are especially addressed to young scientists
Social media for your career: http://www.biggerbrains.com/dissemination

Personal branding: your own website http://www.biggerbrains.com/creating-a-simple-and-effective-academic-personal-website

Blogs and Twitter: http://www.biggerbrains.com/the-value-and-how-tos-of-blogging-and-microblogging-for-disseminating-your-research

How to “google” your article? http://www.biggerbrains.com/optimize-your-article-for-SEO

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October 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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Credibility of doctors messages on Twitter: a study

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An interesting study on Health professionals reputation is published by Medical News Today this week:

Some findings:

  • People are more likely to trust health messages tweeted by doctors who have a lot of followers, but not the messages they retweet
  • People may perceive tweets and retweets differently depending on the source of the content
  • In the social media universe, the number of followers that a layperson has seems to translate into trustworthiness

 

Read more on:

Study Of The Credibility Of Health Messages On Twitter, Medical News Today, 28th of September 2012. Available from:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/250768.php

 

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October 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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Science communication : twitter and blogs have still to achieve critical goals

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The actual user numbers seem a bit disillusioning: social media like blogs or wikis are still only used by relatively few academics (particularly in Germany and some other European countries).

Yet they offer enormous potential for those that give them a try. The Conference on Science and the Internet (#cosci12, http://www.nfgwin.uni-duesseldorf.de/de/cosci12) had a closer look at these developments from different perspectives. (…)

  • novel online platforms as infrastructure for research collaboration, new ways for publishing and sharing information
  • new learning environments based on social media and mobile technologies
  • big data from social media as a subject of research

Read the full article at:

Weller, Katrin. Will Twitter, blogs and wikis change scholarly communication? Information Today Europe, 15th of August 2012. Available from:
http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=84361&PageNum=1

 

 

 

 

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August 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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74% of Pharma companies have adopted Social Media…

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.. but could do it better… According a study by Cognizant.

For the pharmaceutical industry, social media can bridge the gap between companies and drug end users. As a direct consequence, approximately 74% of pharmaceutical companies have adopted social media platforms (… ). However, social media is only one key component in a communication strategy, and not a complete replacement. The level of adoption and maturity in implementation of social media is relatively low and inadequate in the pharmaceutical industry because of various factors. In particular, the regulatory environment in which the industry operates is a challenge. (…)

The article mentions different innovative ways to use this new channel.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim: The company’s Twitter feed is filled with articles and retweets about more than just prescription drugs with some high profile celebrity tweeters, such as Lance Armstrong and Stephen Fry. The content ranges from studies, articles, blogs and video interviews on YouTube promoted in twitter
  • Johnson and Johnson has created an active social presence that utilises a blog focused on stories of employees, wellness information, and corporate content. The blog contains robust content and is supplemented with YouTube and Facebook pages on corporate social responsibility initiatives and its involvement in social causes

Read the full story at:

Bhaskar Sambasivan. Is Pharma Getting the Best out of Social Media? Pharmaceutical technology Europe, 1 June 2012. Available from: http://www.pharmtech.com/pharmtech/IT/Is-Pharma-Getting-the-Best-out-of-Social-Media/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/775154 [Accessed 13 June 2012]

The complete study at:

http://www.cognizant.com/InsightsWhitepapers/Adaptive-Social-Media-in-Life-Sciences.pdf

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June 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Twitter for Big Pharma: best practices

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Source:

McCasland, Carla. Best Practices for Twitter for Healthcare and Pharma Professionals. May 2012, Presentation, available from: http://www.slideshare.net/carlamcasland/best-practicesfortwitterfinal [Accessed 25 May 2012]

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May 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm

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