I’m retiring from Oregon Sea Grant as of Jan. 1, 2017, and will no longer have login access to this blog. Rick Cooper, my Sea Grant communications colleague, has agreed to let me make him an admin in order to keep this content available for those who find it useful, but I would expect it to go away eventually, so feel free to collect the links for your own use.
It’s been fun!
Oregon Sea Grant (1993-2017)
Did I say I don’t like rules? Hah! Once again, a good source proves me wrong:
10 Simple Rules of Live Tweeting at Scientific Conferences (published in PLOS Computational Biology). Great practical tips for getting the most out of Twitter at your next conference. (That includes conference planners, who should claim a hashtag early and promote it on all conference materials, from name badges to the conference program). Do it right and your own Tweets can also be a good record of what you saw/heard/learned/who you met that you’ll be glad to have when you get back home with a bad case of conference brain.
I’m not generally crazy about articles titled “X Rules for …” and I’ll confess that jargon like “inbound marketing methodology” gives me the shudders, but this article from Higher Ed Marketing has some good, practical advice for going beyond posting regularly on Twitter, Facebook etc., and and building relationships with your followers, even when you’re using social media for professional purposes: