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Blog - May, 2011

10 ways academics can use Twitter

Alexandra Samuel

M.H. Beals has a terrific overview of Social Media for Researchers and Academics, based on a one-way workshop held at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services in Edinburgh. Her post provides a great roadmap of the different ways academics can use social media, ranging from delicious to Wikipedia, along with pointers to resources that can help them get started.

Her post includes a delightful list of ideas for how academics can use Twitter:


Welcome to the new

Alexandra Samuel

This week we're proud to introduce the new This site is the newly beautiful home for blog posts, project news and event announcements about the wide range of activities happening at the Social + Interactive Media Centre. We hope you'll visit regularly (and subscribe to our feed) so that you can stay up-to-date with the latest digital research and innovations at Emily Carr and beyond.

The new site reflects a lot of work by a lot of different people at Emily Carr and beyond. In particular I'd like to give a huge shout-out to:

  • Raised Eyebrow, the Vancouver-based web design company that built the site in Drupal. Thanks especially to Magnus & Lauren for many months of help!
  • Myron Campbell, the rockstar MAA student who designed our funkadelic new look
  • David Aitken, a freshly minded Emily Carr grad who did a lot of the production work to help implement the new site design
  • Cari Bird, who designed our new ECUAD-tastic logo

Welcome to the SIM Centre

The Social + Interactive Media Centre is a new research centre that supports a wide range of applied social, interactive and design projects. Funded by a 5-year grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the centre offers BC companies a way to tap the design, creative and technical expertise of Emily Carr faculty and students.