Currently, one of the most pressing questions in science communication is what impact does participating in these kind of activities have on individual scientists. These…View More Will Tweeting About Your Research Paper Get You More Citations? Meh.
Tweeting during a conference and joining in on a conference hashtag is becoming the norm for scientists on Twitter. Indeed conference’s hashtags are becoming a…View More Become a Social Media Pro User: Tweeting Your Own Talk
Lessons From Creating an Online Outreach Empire from Craig McClain Last Friday I delivered a preliminary talk on the opening night of ScienceOnline Oceans. I…View More Lessons From Creating an Online Outreach Empire
Science is defined by expertise. We researchers are constantly trying to expand our own knowledge, or collaborate with those who can contribute the necessary skills. Unfortunately,…View More An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists, now in PLoS Biology
I started blogging in 2007, at my mother’s deathbed. This isn’t the story I usually tell. I usually say that I always liked to write,…View More To take arms against a sea of troubles: my life in blogging, and farewell
Try to imagine a virtual ocean, an online watery world divided into discrete ecosystems, each populated with semi-autonomous avatars of every marine species that lives there. …View More Into TheBlu, virtually
Twitter is a microblogging site, restricting posts, i.e. Tweets, to 140 characters or fewer. This limit allows real-time posts to be made using SMS (short…View More What is Twitter and Why Scientists Need To Use It.