Social media as a research tool

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Social media as a research tool

Social Media Lure Academics Frustrated by Journals
Excerpt from the Chronicle of Higher Ed article by Jennifer Howard:
Social media have become serious academic tools for many scholars, who use them for collaborative writing, conferencing, sharing images, and other research-related activities. So says a study just posted online called "Social Media and Research Workflow." Among its findings: Social scientists are now more likely to use social-media tools in their research than are their counterparts in the biological sciences. And researchers prefer popular applications like Twitter to those made for academic users. Read more.

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