Thing 23

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I reached the final item of 23 things program. While it is nice to know that you have finished the training and learned a lot about different resources in the internet, I will also miss it a bit as it encouraged to look into aspects that you might not have ever considered.

It would be great to have a small summary booklet or crip sheet with all the different resources and possibilities that were introduced.

Overall well worth doing!

Thing 21 and Thing 22

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I am astonished how many various resources exist to share information, job and reserach opportunities etc. I wasn’t aware of *Research  or *Unity for example. It is very useful to learn as they might proof useful for the future.

Thing 22 was looking into websites. It is important to manage (personal and professional) data it the best way. Therefore nobody should rush to create a website just for the sakeof having one.

Thing 18, 19 and 20

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Sharing knowledge is becoming more and more important.

Webinars, online platforms and Skype are useful for distant communication. While it is definitively a major improvement to phone as it provides document sharing facilities and cameras, it can’t completely replace face-to-face meeting due to technical limitation, bad bandwidth, bad equipment… Also having a conference call with video with several users often works suboptimal, but it definitively has its place.

Doodle facilitates to meet at those platforms without having to send many e-mails to people to coordinate activities.

Thing 14, 15, 16 and 17

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This week there was quite much to explore ranging from altrimetrics to open access and creative commons. I already knew about open access journals but not about the differences between green and gold category. The same applies to creative commons – I knew in priniciple what it is but the detailing with all the different versions that allow/ don’t allow amendments, commercial use etc. was new to me.

Thing 12 and 13

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Having explored the slide share and podcast possibilities there are certainly opportunities. However each presentation platform requires a different level of detailing and accessibility to its average user. Highly scientific presentations might be not suitable as they required to much (assumed) background knowledge, so would need a “re-write”.

Thing 9, 10 and 11

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It was useful to get some insights into wikipedia as you tend to just read the article without looking at its history. Also the option of writing articles and sharing knowledge was intersting to investigated nd might be soemthing to do in future.

I was already aware of coursera and other MOOC but haven’t used that potential yet. I have seen some topics of interest and might follow them up.

Thing 7 and 8

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Using platforms such as linkedin and research gate provide a good opportunity to connect with others. It depends highly what platform is most suitable, as research gate is more suited to academia, linkedin more for industry. The benefit of those platforms are that they offer a pre-structured environment that many people can use easily compared to webpages or blogs.

Thing 5 and 6

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It is important to maintain a professional profile. For example contributions in conferences or journals are important and highlight the profile of a researcher.

When sharing photos a certain boundary needs to maintained as content put onto the internet, can’t really get removed again. From that view it is surprising what information some people share. Surely you can use social media to highlight reserach results but there should be a defined boundary.

Thing 1

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Social media is becoming more important with the widespread and acceptance of the internet and mobile devices. Currently I use some social media platforms such as ResearchGate but I am sure that I haven’t understood and achieved the full impact yet.

From 23 things I expect to get a deeper insight and use social media in a more effective way for my research and profession.