Andy Miah empfiehlt im Blog „Impact of Social Sciences“ unter dem Titel „Top 5 social media platforms for research development“ die aus seiner Sicht nützlichsten Social Media Plattformen für Akademiker (via Jürgen Plieniger auf Twitter):
„1. Twitter – Don’t just follow people, curate your own thematic lists and follow hashtags to get the most out of this, start with #loveHE
2. LinkedIn – if you don’t have a website, this social CV space is also quickly replacing discussion groups.
3. Google Scholar – Set up an author profile to track your citations and receive alerts whenever your work is cited.
4. Slideshare – Upload your presentations and start building your followers around the content you’ve already created.
5. YouTube – 2013 is the year of video, so no top 5 would be complete without some video platform. There are many others now – and micro video-blogging on such platforms as Tout and Vine are worth keeping an eye on, but YouTube remains a good place to start.“