So we’re on Twitter, Facebook (some of us are on Google+), We blog, use Tumblr or post on Pinterest. But as historians, how do we use these tools to tell our story, our vision of the past in a very public realm?
When we do research or write a paper we use a variety of sources to tell a particular history. Each of these sources gives a different perspective supporting or negating each other.
In our work in the non-profit sector, the federal government, as consultants, students and educators, how do we make these tools work for us–how do we use each element to create a personal/organizational brand? How exactly do we brand ourselves as historians online?
I would propose that we spend this session talking about lessons learned, and figuring out what the best way is to set up a digital brand dealing with history. I recently attended a conversation on personal branding for the DC Social Media club and I thought that it might be worth having a similar conversation at THATCamp about what works, what doesn’t work, and how to avoid obvious pitfalls.