- even just briefly! - rather than forego them entirely • Expectations and best practices are often field-specific • I use my own web presences as examples frequently – I believe in the power of visuals and this allows me to be the guinea pig – It’s just what I know (and certainly not the only way to go)
about today + put it into practice you’ll share your top online identity tips with us you’ll tell me what you want to know more about for future workshops! you’ll be reenergized enough by the topic to find something else that works for you and / or
mentors, and experts in your field. – What content do they include? – How do they present the information (style, formatting, aesthetics)? – Do they link out to other platforms? – How does their web presence impact your impression of them?
• Variety of themes and looks • Easy to start small and work your way to something larger or more complex • Widely used with lots of documentation • WordPress skills in demand beyond just your site • I have used it happily for 3+ years! • Wordpress.com vs. Wordpress.org [ https://wordpress.com/ ]
pick your theme accordingly. – Do you plan to keep a blog? – Are you using your website to feature projects? – Will you have images? If so, will they be high quality? Don’t be seduced by a theme that won’t work well with the content you will produce!
Domain name (Go Daddy) – $10-15 per year • Paid theme *optional* (ThemeTrust) – $25-50 one time cost That’s less than $100 to get things set up for your first year, plus maybe a little more if you want to get fancy with your theme!
to reply to someone .@ = broadcast a tweet that begins with a nametag RT = retweet, share something already tweeted HT = hat tip, acknowledge or thank a source DM = direct message Tweetup = physical meeting of tweeters http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003789
• Network + find collaborators • Receive immediate feedback on research through statistics, comments • Similar (though not identical) looks + functionality Confession: I am relatively new to these academic social networks. I signed up for experimental accounts while prepping this talk.
none, one, or all? • Ask your peers and mentors what they use + why • Mendeley can also serve as a citation manager (and the Libraries provide expertise in it!) • Decide how in-depth you want to go – Is the site a placeholder for googleability? – Will you be uploading your research outputs? – Will you be actively seeking collaborators + interacting?