So I make the presentation in the previous post at the conference, but the people were not convinced. “Doing research and promoting it on social media will take too much time…”
But yesterday I read this nice post at The Monkey Cage blog on The promise and perils of sharing work in progress. Allow me to quote a bit:
Some significant part of being (viewed as) “successful” in academia is being visible to your peers. Yes, the actual quality of your work matters more, but visibility counts for something. In tenure decisions, departments often want evidence that you are “known” in the field. There are lots of ways to build visibility—going to conferences, networking, etc.—but most all of them involve sharing your work, even in its early stages.
Social media is the way to go! I am going to follow the advice:
“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” –Howard Aiken
— Michael Clemens (@m_clem) September 12, 2013