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An alternative academic guide to twitter

I wrote this originally nearly a year ago but never pressed ‘publish’. I’ve been seeing lots of calls to twitter of late though that seem to encourage exactly the kind of thing I think twitter shouldn’t be used for, so … Continue reading

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Going For Gold? Twitter and Impact Factors

I saw a great analogy on twitter the other day, about how asking how to get ‘the most’ out of twitter was like asking ‘How you do get a gold medal at the Olympics?’ The answer: It depends entirely on … Continue reading

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Conference Etiquette (or ‘Manners cost nothing: A Grumpy Academic’s Guide’)

I’ve been out a lot at conferences the past few months, and have a few observations on etiquette that I wanted to share. Or inflict. Or make into a Law that All Must Obey. Your pick 😉 No. 1. Do … Continue reading

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Zombies and Unicorns in Patient & Public Involvement

I won a prize! I never win a prize! Last week I won the prize for best PPI paper at the #hsrn14 conference in Nottingham (1). It’s given me a nudge to publish this post, which I’ve had loitering around … Continue reading

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