The Future of social media

Is it ethical to be creating content for social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok? Are people exploring any alternative platforms or approaches? Has engagement dropped? Is social media really helping the heritage sector achieve our objectives? For the final SHSMG event of 2022, a handful of previous speakers shared their thoughts on […]

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Heritage Social Media Fandom

Stephenie McGucken is a PhD candidate & tutor at the University of Edinburgh in the History of Art. Her research interests include the uses of heritage in film, and draws on her experiences with various fandoms to help form research questions. She also runs the social media for the Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project.   Everyone […]

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Managing Multiple Accounts

  Kiara King is the archivist at the Ballast Trust. Kiara has written about her experiences of running and contributing to multiple twitter accounts.   Today I counted up my twitter accounts and realised I have access to 7 different ones. Thankfully I can confidently say that I’ve still had more hot dinners than twitter […]

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Using Twitter for Museum Professionals

David McLeod, one of the founding members of the Scottish Heritage Social Media Group has put together this first blog for SHSMG, Using Twitter for Museum Professionals. This blog is an abridged transcript from a talk David did at the Museums Association: Moving on Up Conference, held in February at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  […]

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