Socmed for academic purposes

This was my first tweet ever. It was 3 years a go. How time flies … The first time I tweet, I did not realize that this media can be used for academic purposes. For commercial, marketing, maybe I saw the point, but academic … But now, I tweet about my courses, references, schedule at least twice a week. It very much depends on my tight schedule. The responses are quite good. I usually tweet about my personal thoughts (mostly… again in term of academics). Throwing jokes at my wife (@putry_erwin), especially when I was away on a job. It’s really fun to read other’s thoughts, comments, protests (at some level), and appreciations. It’s also keep bugging me that so many people have so many times to reply to every tweet mentioning their account.

So well I stick to my positive tweets then, I hope it gives values to all my 200 followers. 🙂

PS: I tracked my first tweet using Topsy service.

1st tweet

About the author

My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (