#259 Social Media Research

Hey everyone…I’m passing along a research study from a student in the Netherlands that is do a master’s thesis on the use of blogs and social media in making archaeology accessible to the public. Fleur Schinning is wanting to know some demographics and some thoughts about the blog you’re reading now. The questions, most anyway, are designed to ask you about THIS blog. So, answer honestly!

I’m chairing a session on social media and archaeology at the EAA in Glasgow this September and I’ve chair the Blogging Archaeology session at the SAAs for the past several years. I’m very interested in social media and it’s power to make archaeology more widely understood by the public and to educate the public and professionals alike.

So, help Fleur out and take the survey. There is a link here: http://goo.gl/forms/z3BAUTyYUL

If you want to see the questions first, there in THIS PDF.

Thanks for helping out and hopefully making blogging more effective and more productive.

One more thing…I haven’t been on here much because most of my efforts go into the Archaeology Podcast Network. If you haven’t checked it out, head over to the website and give it a listen. We have seven shows and more on the way.

Also, if you’re in the San Diego area on July 25 come be and hear me talk about digital field archaeology in CRM at the monthly meeting of the San Diego Archaeological Society. The talk is at 8pm at the Los Penasquitos Ranch House: 12350 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92129.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in the field!!