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Social Media and Academia: Academia.edu

This guide focuses on some ways social media platforms, such as Pinterest, are used in academic settings.

What is Academia.edu?

Academia.edu logo

Academia.edu is a place to share and follow research.  With Academia.edu you can:

  • Share papers
  • View analytics on your papers and profile
  • Follow other scholars in your field

The Basics

When setting up your account be sure to fill out these fields:

  • Your university, department, title, biography, and contact information
  • Websites that you would like to promote (e.g. your Twitter home page, etc.)
  • Papers that you have authored (you can link to them online or upload them)

Academia.edu and LinkedIn

Video from the University of Maryland.