Two books that may be of interest if you’re already using social media as an academic or if you’re simply curious:
Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan.
This practical book provides clear guidance on effectively and intelligently using social media for academic purposes across disciplines, from publicising your work and building networks to engaging the public with your research. It is supported by real life examples and underpinned by principles of good practice to ensure you have the skills to make the most of this exciting medium.
Mark’s blog is also a truly excellent resource for academics, particularly if you are interested in digital work: http://markcarrigan.net/
Social Media in Academia by George Veletsianos. George writes:
I am tired of the recycled unsubstantiated claims regarding the potential of new solutions and new technologies. So, I wrote a book about scholars and social media. A book about what scholars – professors and doctoral students – do on social media and why the use them.