Is your website old or outdated? Here's how to get started updating your personal website.
Tullio Rossi, PhD helps scientists share their research with visuals Dr. Tullio Rossi is a marine biologist turned entrepreneur helping scientists around the world share their research. Tullio found that video animations and graphical abstracts increase the impact of your science. And, they’re great for sharing your research with the media. Now as Director of…
What is a website host? And, how do you choose one for your personal academic website?
LinkedIn is the best social media platform for graduate students. Get my top 8 tips for your LinkedIn profile!
Susan Heavey, Franziska Sattler, Nichole Lewis, and Erika Romero join me for a featured interview about starting the Academic YouTubers community.
Like, comment, and share: what's the best way to engage on social media? Discover 9 ways to interact with posts online.
Social media, collaboration, and networking are all topics from the 2020 YouTube live series.
You should update your social media profiles 1-2x per year. Here's a step-by-step guide to help.
Do you feel like social media is consuming your life? Hear from academics like you. And, get tips to spend less time on social media.
Social media stories are a limited time 24-hour social media post, and they're a great way to connect with your audience.
Novelist Steven Dunn joins me to talk about writing, Facebook, and being yourself online: "Facebook is my playtime."
A common fear or anxiety academics have about Twitter is that someone will have have a strong negative reaction to something you share. The extreme version of that fear: What happens if your tweet becomes front page news? Let's talk about what happens when tweets go wrong.
Ruth C. White, PhD joined YouTube with the goal of getting on TV. Her 1st YouTube video landed her on The Today Show, and she's booked recurring TV spots since. Learn how.
The simplest website structure for academics is a 1-page personal website. Learn what's needed on your website and how to get started.
Direct messages are a great way to have conversations. And that means they're my favorite way to network. Echo Rivera, PhD and I talk direct messages and social media for networking as introverts.
In this interview I chat with scientist and STEM website designer Brittany Trinh. And this one's on video! Dive into this chat about all things websites.
Check out my top tips for your social media profiles when you're on the job market. I go in-depth into LinkedIn and Twitter for jobseekers.
From celebrating your teaching on social media to updating your LinkedIn profile. Here are 5 ways to let people know about your teaching online.
Get started with the process of managing your online presence in academia with these 3 steps.
This step-by-step guide teaches you how to create an academic personal website. From content creation to launch, this guide is the how-to you need.
Ever see the disclaimer "Likes and retweets are not endorsements"? Let's talk about what people think it means, the true effects of sharing on social media, and what to add instead.
LinkedIn is the top platform I recommend for grad students, faculty and researchers because it's all about connecting and building a network. Learn why and get 7 exclusive tips for your LinkedIn profile.
Let's talk about what to include on your personal academic website. Here are 10 ideas to jumpstart your website design for academics and researchers.
Melanie Bruce wears many hats as a marketing professor and as an entrepreneur with multiple businesses. In the final academic interview of 2019, we chat about why that balance works well for Melanie, who says, "the research that I'm doing, the up-to-date knowledge that I'm gaining, that I'm keeping up-to-date from my academic position, that helps me be a better entrepreneur." We talk about social media, balancing academic life, and more.
Norman Eng teaches educators to communicate with their audiences. We talk balancing teaching with being a business owner. And, how self-publishing can be a great option for academics. Check out this interview for Norman's clear and concrete advice.
For many academics, the idea of a personal website is a nice one - for someone else. Someone with the time and skills. A surprising number of academic websites are outdated. Many are unmanaged. Learn why, and how to avoid it in this post.
Let's talk about how you can use Instagram to network and find your academic community. Learn how to find people with similar interests. And about the interactive things you can do.
Check out my in-depth guide to social media for professors, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.
Personal websites are the most effective way to share your academic accomplishments. Let's talk about the benefits of a personal academic website.
Taking a break from social media has so many benefits. And practically no consequences. This post is all about how it can help you.
Meet the interview features of 2019: Leigh A. Hall, Greg Loring-Albright, Jazmine Benjamin, Echo Rivera, Daisy Shu, and Jessica Doble, Sophie Arthur, Walter D. Greason, Tomi Oluwasanmi, Lauren Smart, Norman Eng, and Melanie Bruce.
This post is all about enjoying your time on social media. Academics and researchers are busy, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy your social media life.
Whether you have a new book hitting stores, or are just starting on your manuscript, social media is the best way to get the word out there.
Let's talk about what you need to share your new book on social media.
I chat with Dr. Echo Rivera, who helps academics and scientists communicate through presentations.
We talk about using Twitter all day, jumping into conversations, and more.
Every presentation or talk you give is a chance to make an impact.
Let's talk talk about the benefits of announcing your talk on social media.
Academic writing takes a long time. Peer review is slow.
That's why it's so important to start talking about your project now.
People tell you to join Twitter for the conversation, or connect on Facebook. Once you get there, what's the best way to ensure you have a good time?
Social media is a two-way street. It's important that you follow the right people to have a curated feed.
By following the right people, you take control of the types of content you are regularly exposed to. This is true for every platform.
Studies of "documented the exacting nature of self-promotion," but the reality is, most researchers and academics are missing out by not connecting with a huge potential audience on social media.
Read my 3 Myths on Social Media and discover why you should get on board.
Researchers and scholars are turning to Instagram to share their work because it has more active users, and can capture the attention of both experts and non-experts.
So, what do you put on your Instagram profile once its up? Or, how can you improve your already active account?
Get my top tips for professors on Twitter. Learn about how I joined Twitter, and why you should consider it too.
A personal academic website is a must for your life as a faculty or researcher.
Are you ready for an academic website?
Welcome to The Social Academic blog. I'm Jennifer van Alstyne (@HigherEdPR). I share articles and interviews on managing your online presence.
Start here to learn about the blog. And get a full listing of articles, interviews, and videos.