Maximizing the Impact of Your Academic Research Using Twitter

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You’ve probably heard about the amazing growth of Twitter use. According to the latest Pew Research, “the proportion of online adults who use Twitter on a typical day has doubled since May 2011 and has quadrupled since late 2010.” (Smith, Aaron and Brenner, Joanna. Twitter Use 2012. Pew Internet, May 31, 2012. Web. June 21, 2012.) Did you also know that universities and academics are finding Twitter to be an important means for cultivating downloads and usage of papers? Have you ever thought about using Twitter to increase the reach of your research? Do you know how to go about this? Or why you should? From its start in 2006 as a means to communicate quickly with a specific group, Twitter has evolved and grown and should now be an important tool in your arsenal of ways to promote your research. Here’s why.

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