This is the first in a two part guest post by our intern Lucy Wickens on how to use Facebook for networking and research.
While some people are total Facebook devotees, others can be dubious about its use as a legitimate networking tool. But the thing is, Facebook is fast becoming a business card replacement at academic conferences because it instantly provides regular news bulletins from and direct contact with your academic peers. On top of that, Facebook organisation pages and groups and event invitations make it pretty much a one-stop-shop for all your networking and self promotional needs.
Of course, if nothing will convince you of its professional legitimacy, then perhaps Linked-In is a better option as it specifically caters for career networking. Although it’s still well worth giving Facebook a try… Read more