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Social Media and Scholarship -The Power of Connecting

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Friday, January 17, 2014
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Jim Naughton and Rebecca Wilson
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Faculty Writing Series

Willie Sutton said he robbed banks because that's where the money was. Likewise, 21st century intellectuals who want to speak beyond the academy need to use social media--because that's where the people are. This workshop will explore Facebook and Twitter as more than trends: they can also be powerful tools for increasing the visibility of your work, building relationships with journalists and other academics, and enhancing your teaching or research. We'll look at a range of scholars on both these media platforms, discuss how to create and sustain a social media presence, how to balance your personal and professional use of social media, and how to get started in simple ways. Please bring a laptop, tablet, or similar device to the workshop. All Duke faculty and graduate students are welcome. Coffee and bagels will be available starting at 9:45. Click "More Information" below to visit the event website and register.

Contact: Jennie Saia