28th Open Science Meet-up: Social Networking around Open Science

Digital Creative Space (SUB Göttingen)

Digital Creative Space

SUB Göttingen

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1 (If you are not feeling well or have other reasons to join remotely: We use our BBB-Room: https://meet.gwdg.de/b/jul-hnd-nk7 for the presentation. But we can not provide a full hybrid meeting)
Astrid Orth (SUB Göttingen), Birgit Schmidt (SUB Göttingen), Daniel Beucke (SUB Göttingen), Julika Mimkes (SUB Göttingen)

Over the last decade(s) Twitter has played a crucial role for social networking and communication, in particular to learn and keep up to date about Open Science developments. However, some now say "Twitter is dead, long live the Fediverse.", and move on. Your personal network might crumble apart. Is it time to move on, in particular if you want to stay visible in scholarly and societal communities?

In this meeting we will dig into the why's and how's of moving on from Twitter to other social networking platforms such as Mastodon. We would like to discuss our experiences as well as remaining challenges, and how these might be overcome.

Let us know if you would like to contribute (e.g. short show & tell presentation/demo). 

    • 1:00 PM 1:40 PM
      Welcome & Round of introductions 40m
    • 1:40 PM 2:20 PM
      Presentations 40m
      • Social Media in the "real" world - Daniel Beucke, SUB Göttingen
      • Fediverse and Open Science - Christian Hauschke, TIB
    • 2:20 PM 2:40 PM
      Coffee & tea break 20m
    • 2:40 PM 3:00 PM
      Show & Tell 20m
      • Social media strategy for the project open-access.network - Julian Schima and Daniel Beucke, both SUB Göttingen
      • Social media data and related metrics, still a research object? - Ben McLeish, altmetric
    • 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Discussion & Hands-on 1h

      Possible question for the discussion:

      • What are your experiences with getting started in Mastodon?
      • Which clients do you use? Can it handle multiple accounts (e.g. Icecubes)?
      • Are there other alternatives for engaging with OS communities, e.g. LinkedIn?
      • Do these meet our expectations regarding interaction (reactions, reposts, etc.)?
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Summary, updates & what’s next 30m