Thing 8: Creative Commons and Copyright

I’ve come across this idea of who can share your work through my arty friends and family who take beautiful photographs and create other digital and potentially sharable artwork. But I’ve never considered that my own, more academic written work might need consideration regarding sharing and re-use. Creative Commons What is this? So it looks…

Thing 7: Reference Management Tools

Quickly writing about Refworks before finishing for the day! Following a catastrophic loss of references for an essay while doing my MSc I was so so pleased to learn about Refworks! One of our ‘faculty library support’ team introduced us to reference management tools and I started using Refworks straight away and I literally have no…

Thing 6: LinkedIn, Academia.edu and Research Gate

So back on LinkedIn week I did go over my LinkedIn profile. I added a picture, updated my work history, current role and place of work and went through my ‘skills’ section. I also looked through who was suggested as connections – mostly people I went to school with. I’d decided to keep it psychology…

Thing 5: Twitter

Back in Twitter week I logged onto my unused and forgotten about Twitter account for a spring clean. I was surprised to find I was following all sorts of things I had no idea I was (and often had no idea what they were either) so I unfollowed pretty much every thing before building my…

Thing 4: Consider your personal brand

Suggestion number 1 for Thing 4 is to Google yourself (funny how Google is a verb and a noun). I’ve never done this, I don’t think I wanted to know what ‘the internet’ thought or knew about me. I was surprised that an old picture from MySpace came up as well as an old Facebook…

Thing 3; Look at others’ blogs

I noticed that I felt a bit anxious when I was about to look at the other blogs from people doing the 23 Things Programme. To examine this from the perspective of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – which we’ve been learning about on our DClinPsy course – I would look at my thoughts, emotions, physiological…

Thing 1

I’m doing the 23 Things project with Surrey University. Starting with Thing 1; Set up a Blog and write about my experience of social media and what I hope to get out of the 23 Things Project. So the blog is partially set up. I’m sure I’ll learn how to change pictures and customise it…