Author Archives: Sue Beckingham

About Sue Beckingham

A National Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer in Computing with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.

Coffee shops, pubs and social media spaces: considering the similarities of group chat in social places

A recent post in the Intelligencer titled Group Chats Are Making the Internet Fun Again shared by my colleague Scott Turner has sparked a flurry of conversation on Twitter this Sunday morning. What started as a conversation about the article … Continue reading

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Tips on how to give your LinkedIn profile a Spring clean

When was the last time you read through your LinkedIn profile? For many of us I suspect some time! Often neglected, a profile can quickly be out of date and not reflect recent accomplishments. When not actively looking for another … Continue reading

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Student guest post: 8 ways students and staff can engage in remote collaboration

A guest blog post from Sheffield Hallam University Business and Technology students working within the SMASH team. A student partnership group researching Social Media for Academic Studies at Hallam. As we enter into the second semester of university (or the … Continue reading

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Google+ is now closing in April 2019 – How to download what you have curated

Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Google announced that it will be closing down Google+. For many this social media platform was a bit like marmite. You either liked it or hated it. Those who didn’t engage with Google+ can stop … Continue reading

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Digital time saving tips: how to auto-open the start up web pages you regularly visit

When you turn on your computer or laptop, chances are that you will want to access a website you regularly use, your chosen search engine (typically Google for myself) or perhaps a collection of social networking sites. If you use … Continue reading

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Finding your voice on social media

The language used when talking about social media in business can often seem unrelated to the way we relate to using it in a social context, however there are some useful pointers to gain from.  Lilach Bullock is an online business … Continue reading

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Extending the audience of a blog post

When you start to blog your focus is understandably on the post you are writing. However if you don’t then think about about how you will share this post to an audience that will appreciate it and potentially share with … Continue reading

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Different ways to engage in a Twitter conversation

From time to time it can be useful to keep an ongoing Twitter conversation together. This can be done by replying to a tweet.  Whilst you can also interact through a tweet by mentioning individuals or by adding a comment … Continue reading

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The Google Yourself Challenge

When was the last time you googled yourself? If not recently (or indeed if you never have) then now’s the time to do this. Dismiss the idea that this is some sort of ‘ego surfing’ exercise. This is an opportunity … Continue reading

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Creating a set of threaded tweets

Sometimes one tweet is not enough to express the story you want to tell. You can create a connected collection of tweets known as a tweet thread. Now some of you might already be thinking if 280 characters is not … Continue reading

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