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Twitter and Science

The role of Twitter in Science Publication and Communication Based on the work of Emily S. Darling, David Shiffman, Isabelle M. Cote, & Joshua A. Drew* A survey of 116 marine scientists actively using Twitter highlighted the value of this social networking and microblogging site to science and scientists. DISCUSSION 45% of followers: non-scientists ublication Litecycle 55% of followers: scientists science students general public scientific organizations media COLLABORATION EXPERIMENTATION 2$ PUBLICATION Twitter is free & vastly increąses professional network size & diversity 1731 tweets by 176 people during the 2011 International Congress for Conservation Biology reached 110,000 Twitter users DISSEMINATION Twitter %23 is on median Twitter following 730 x larger than median University department sizé RT u! Use Twitter @sciencemagazine @barackobama 6 @bbcscitech @NASciences News organizations, journalists, policy makers, and thought leaders @Wired are active on Twitter @guardian Tweets linking to peer reviewed PDFS are retweeted 19% of the time, exponentially increasing dissemination 55% of academic Twitter users received their PhD <5 years ago @NSF @NatureMagazine @carlzimmer @PeerJPrePrints @PLOSOne *Infographic compiled using data from Darling et al, 2013, Peer) PrePrints before publication in Ideas in Ecology and Evolution, and references therein, by IDEA OUTREACH scholars 200 million people. @NatGeo @NASA @NYtimesscience T@edyong209 @OAPlanet

Twitter and Science

shared by KatiePhD on May 13
How Twitter can benefit scientists in terms of effects on publications, communication, and outreach.




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