When your research is published and ready for sharing, tackling the best way to share it on social media may seem daunting. If you only frequent social media for personal use, you may feel uncomfortable putting your work out there for all to see. If you’re already using social media to highlight your research, you may worry about crossing the line into being too overly promotional and intrusive.
We’ve compiled this simple plan to get you started with sharing your research on social media.
Readers do not have to be subscribed to the journal your article is published in or to SpringerLink. The SharedIt author link you receive is the best way to start sharing. If you haven’t received it yet, you can do so here.
Your article may be the key piece of information a thread of information is looking for, or a hashtag away from being the next viral piece of information.
In the busy world of social media, it’s easy to miss a post the first time it gets posted, so don’t be afraid to come back and post something similar a second, third, or fourth time (with ample time in between).
You may have a lot to say about your research, but most social posts are consumed quickly. You’re more likely to catch someone’s eye if your postings get right to the point.
Include hashtags that other researchers may be following. Does your research tap into any trending hashtags on Twitter? Don’t forget to add it to the end of your tweet. Did you work on a paper with another researcher or institution? Make sure your Facebook posts are properly tagged to their profiles and your tweets include the correct @handles.
Read through this detailed action plan for more ideas, and see your research soar with SharedIt