Share or Perish: Social media motivation for busy and important academics

You’ve done the research, you’ve written the paper, you’ve jumped through the flaming hoops of peer review, and – FINALLY – your paper has been published.

Now you want people to read it, right?

This short video aims to motivate academics to play an active part in employing social media as a tool to promote their published work, and – for those not already familiar with it – introduces Altmetric: a tool that measures and reports on the attention that academic work is attracting online.

YouTube version.

Share or Perish: Social media motivation for busy and important academics

@meta4rn

Share or Perish: Social media motivation for busy and important academics #academia #academic #socialmedia #busy #important https://meta4RN.com/busy

♬ original sound – Paul McNamara
TiTok version. Is there anything quite as sad as a middle aged man on TikTok? No. There is not.

Reference

McNamara, P. & Usher, K. (2019), Share or perish: Social media and the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4): 960-970. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12600

End

If there’s an academic (or anyone else, for that matter) in your life who may think they’re too busy and important for social media, please feel free to send them a link to the video/this page. 🙂

As always, feedback is welcome via the comments section below.

Paul McNamara, 14 September 2021

Short URL meta4RN.com/busy

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