In last week’s Thing, we looked at creating videos. As you’ll have seen, it’s easy to produce some great content with a little bit of time and effort. The same is true with images. Even if you’re not particularly artistic, some of the 21st-century tools can help you produce eye-catching graphics in a matter of moments.
The internet is awash with perplexing neologisms, and this week we’re going to look at two of them: vlogging and vodcasting. As you might have guessed, anything that begins with v relates to video. In this case, they’re the visual equivalents of blogging and podcasting, which we’ve looked at in previous weeks. What’s the advantage
Podcasts have been grabbing the headlines lately, with some presenters earning six- or seven-figure incomes from their disembodied voices. While arguably podcasting in the commercial space has reached saturation point, there’s still one key area where it’s not yet gained significant momentum: academia. In this week’s Thing, we investigate podcasting. First, we’ll discuss why it’s
In the early Things, we explored Twitter and blogging, two great platforms for getting your research out to a wider audience. Although the potential reach is enormous – and therefore ideal for public engagement – sometimes you’ll want to communicate directly with your academic community. Last week we looked at the importance of creating an