Barbara Myers, Graduate Student, Wichita State University SPH

Proposal Type


  • Seeking Additional Presenters
  • Seeking General Feedback and Interest
Related Topics
  • Digital
  • Memory
  • Teaching

To sent techniques for using social media as a tool to gather and shape research.


Usually social media is thought of as a way to distribute information.  However, it can also be harnessed to capture information, crowdsource research and engage audiences.  We have effectively used social media in our area for researching local history and completing projects, and want show others how to set up an effective page, use the tools given on those pages, and provide cautionary tales we have run into.

If you have a direct offer of assistance, sensitive criticism, or wish to pass along someone’s contact information confidentially, please get in contact directly: Barbara Myers, [email protected]

If you have general ideas or feedback to share, please feel free to use the comments feature below.

All feedback and offers of assistance should be submitted by July 2, 2017.


  1. Courtney Hobson says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Do you have a specific example of your use of social media in the way that you have described in your proposal? It might give a better sense as to what type of work you are looking for.

    1. Barb Myers says:

      My experience has been with facebook, but I am looking with other forms such as twitter to see how effective they have been as well.

  2. Jessica Knapp says:

    Hi Barbara,
    Perhaps you can specify that there are different types of social media campaigns that engage digital audiences in a variety ways. Individuals and organizations can use social media campaigns to meet different goals. A few examples are: to collect local/individual histories, identify people in historic images, increase webpage visits, or encourage an audience to think critically and engage in dialogue. There are many different goals and many different styles of campaigns that can be built/strategized to meet them.

    Perhaps you are looking for individuals or organizations who have had success or failure using social media campaigns for certain goals to speak about their strategies going in, the response from their digital audience, and the learning outcomes from their experiences?

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