Following the right people on Twitter can help develop supportive and beneficial communities, say speakers at the 2015 London Naturejobs Career Expo.
Jon Tennant, a paleontologist and avid social media user shares his tips on how to make the most of a social media community on Twitter.
Jon Tennant’s four top tips:
- Identify learned societies in your field and find out who they follow. These people will be high-profile scientists in that particular speciality.
- Tweet at conferences and you’ll quickly find that people follow you back, especially those who cannot attend.
- Curate your feeds into lists. For example, develop a list appropriate to science communication, or on microbiology. You can be as specific as you like
- If you don’t like what someone does/says on Twitter, you can unfollow them.