Social Media for Scientists

by Jessica Lu on March 21, 2012

Do you use Twitter or Facebook in a professional capacity? If not, here are some interesting articles on why you may want to start.

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1 Noble March 22, 2012 at 1:14 am
2 David W. Hogg (@davidwhogg) March 24, 2012 at 8:30 am

@astrobetter sciam soc media posts http://t.co/bYKNQGOg are all about outreach. Twitter and blogs are tools for research too (or instead!).

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3 Warrick April 4, 2012 at 10:19 am

As far as public communication goes, many of the arguments could equally be used to encourage people to participate in other kinds of “digital outreach”. For example, working on Wikipedia articles under WikiProject:Astronomy, or asking and answering questions on Astronomy.SE or with the astro(nomy/physics) tags on Quora.

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