The following is a guest blog post by Adam Smith, Chief Technology Strategist for Agile Enterprise Software LLC and technical consultant to Hobnobia.net.
If you attended NCURA AM52 a few weeks ago, you learned that NCURA is now on Twitter and is actively exploring how to use this and other social media networks as a way to get information out to research administrators. And of course, you know that your favorite resource for what's hot in the world of research administration is also active on Twitter. In fact, every blog post on Hobnobia is automatically "tweeted", or announced on Twitter.
Surprised to learn that Twitter is not just for Justin Bieber fans? In fact, Twitter can be a very useful tool in your job as a research administrator. With Twitter, you can:
- learn about new legislation and changes in agency policies that affect the way we do our jobs,
- learn about funding opportunities the moment they're released,
- learn about webinars and seminars relevant to the field of research administration, and
- build your professional network.
...and of course, a whole lot more! Twitter is a great way to connect with colleagues in your field and share ideas.
Read on to find out how to get started using Twitter, and get the most out of your Twitter experience.