Online Presence – Ghosts from the past

I googled my name and what I found wasn’t too scary. My LinkedIn, Twitter and Research Gate profile were easily visible. Also my Flickr profile from when I was 14 so a pubescent boy who (fingers crossed) doesn’t look like the rest of my photos. Also I’ve forgotten my email so I’m not sure how to delete that profile. Thankfully it is an innocent photo of me with a grainy webcam photo before filters and decent cameras.


I have found Twitter invaluable so far. I am able to speak to other students across the world, see what they are doing for their PhD and see what leading academics in the field are doing. Also it is a great platform for seeing what the latest drag queens, youtubers, and comedians which make the site even more enjoyable.

Twitter will be a very useful tool when it comes to recruiting participants for my PhD. However, it is also an excellent way to see the latest research in the field.

Hopefully no accounts from the past come back to haunt me…


One thought on “Online Presence – Ghosts from the past

  1. It is great you are already using social media for your research and plan to use it more in the future. Some of the blogs in 23 things are pondering if it is useful for them and I feel you have demonstrated just how it can be useful for some researchers to link out to others and find interesting bits and bobs sometimes before it is published in the academic literature.


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