Over the last couple of years the BOU’s Steve Dudley has blogged on various aspects of social media, how researchers can get more from it for their research and career development and building a global online ornithological community. Here we bring all these articles together and will continue to add new items as and when they are posted.

Papers and poster presentations

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#TheTweetingBird: its rise relevance and impact in #ornithology
Steve Dudley’s #BES2018 poster

#TheTweetingBird: its rise relevance and impact in #ornithology
Steve Dudley’s IOCongress2018 poster

Blogging to promote your ornithology
Elwyn Sharps and Steve Dudley’s IOCongress2018 poster

Tweeting birds: social media promotes citations in ornithology
Royal Society Open Science Open Access paper by Tom Finch, Nina O’Hanlon and Steve Dudley

Tweeting birds: social media promotes citations in ornithology
Blog post about above Royal Society Open Science paper

#TheTweetingBird: Using science communication via social media to benefit your research and your career

Altmetrics: what are they good for? Do altmetrics contribute to citation rates in ornithology? | Steve Dudley, Tom Finch and Nina O’Hanlon’s AOSSCO17 poster

Using social media to promote ornithological research and contribute to published articles’ altmetrics

How social are ornithologists? – Steve Dudley & Jen Smart’s IBIS paper

How social are ornithologists? – Steve Dudley & Jen Smart’s NAOC2016 poster

The role of social media in ornithology – presentations from the BOU’s and RSPB Science’s #EOU2015 Round Table

Let the BOU work for YOU . . . series

Let the BOU work for YOU . . altmetrics

Let the BOU work for YOU . . with blogging

Let the BOU work for YOU . . on social media

Twitter Masterclass series

Twitter #masterclass 15 – Tag it!

Twitter #masterclass 14 – Twitter ‘threads’

Twitter #masterclass 13 – improve your profile

Twitter #masterclass 12 – best practices

Twitter #masterclass 11 – Twitter basics 3: replying to tweets

Twitter #masterclass 10 – Twitter basics 2: replying to tweets

Twitter #masterclass 9 – Twitter basics 1: terminology

Twitter #masterclass 8 – Conference tweeting

Twitter #masterclass 7 – Tweeting images – best practice

Twitter #masterclass 6 – #hashtag best practice

Twitter #masterclass 5 – Content is everything – even with only 140 characters

Twitter #masterclass 4 – organise your incoming tweets

Twitter #masterclass 3 – editing and structuring your tweets

Twitter #masterclass 2 – Ditch those auto generated tweets!

Twitter #masterclass 1 – #hashtags and retweeting

Other social media articles

Social media is relevant to your research

The benefits of blogging about your research

What is Altmetric?

Making social media and the web work for you

Which social media platform?

Conference tweeting: what is it good for?

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