The first step in developing your online presence as a researcher is to make your research and ideas available.There are lots of ways to share the different types of content you create!
A great way to start sharing is to become apart of the existing conversations. Do you read blogs on topics in your field? Share your response in the comments section and start a discussion. Follow other researchers on twitter? Reach out and engage with them!
Free blog websites:
Some researchers may experience online harassment or trolling over various social networks as a result of sharing their research or the research itself. The Science Media Centre and Taylor & Francis have developed a guide for dealing with online harassment in academia to support researchers in sharing their work to have an impact.
Post your presentations, documents, PDFs, videos or webinars. Slideshare is a simple way to put content that you have created online. It provides a venue for others to comment, mark as 'favourite' or download.
A familiar and user-friendly site for most - YouTube is a video hosting website that is fully integrated in Google search. Content you post here will be readily available for linking, embedding or sharing with others.
Another video hosting option also providing the ability to link to, embedding and share your posted content. Vimeo has no advertisements and a more 'professional' reputation than other hosting sites.
A research-focused hosting site through which content is available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. Types of content posted on Figshare includes datasets, figures, media, papers, posters and filesets. Uploaded content is given a DOI, and released under a Creative Commons license.
A content sharing site for coding and software development projects. It's social media features allow sharing, following and wiki creation to further your projects.