Over several years I produced a series of articles which built into the BOU’s Twitter Masterclass series. And here they are!

Note: many of these articles were published when Twitter was restricted to 140 characters and did not use the ‘thread’ function.

1 – #hashtags and retweets
2 – stop using auto-generated tweets
3 – editing and structuring your tweets
4 – organise your incoming tweets
5 – content is everything
6 – #hashtag best practice
7 – using images – best practice
8 – conference tweeting (for delegates, presenters and organisers)
9 – Twitter basics 1: terminology
10 – Twitter basics 2: replying to tweets
11 – Twitter basics 3: replying to tweets
12 – Best practices
13 – Is your Twitter profile fit for purpose?
14 – Game changer! Twitter threads
15 – Tag it! Adding social media tags to your presentations

Related papers

Tweeting birds: online mentions predict future citations in ornithology
2016. Dudley, S. & Smart, J. IBIS. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171371.
How social are ornithologists?
2017. Finch, T., O’Hanlon, N. and Dudley, S.P. Royal Society Open Science. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12403.
Twitter conferences as a low-carbon, far-reaching and inclusive way of communicating research in ornithology and ecology
2021. Caravaggi, A., Olin, A.B., Franklin, K.A., Dudley, S.P. IBIS. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12959.

More social media blogs and content from the BOU

How social are ornithologists? – our NAOC2016 poster
How social is #NAOC2016? – a blog from NAOC2016
Let the BOU work for YOU . . blogging
Let the BOU work for YOU . . on social media
Let the BOU work for YOU . . altmetrics
The benefits of blogging about your research
What is Altmetric?
Making social media and the web work for you
Social media is relevant to your research
Presentations from the BOU’s ‘social media in ornithology’ workshop at #EOU2015
What do you mean you ‘don’t know how to optimize your paper for SEO?!
Twitter – building an online ornithological community
The global ornithological online community
Ornithological Twitterati, Tweetie-pies and #birdieluv

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