Social Media for Science Outreach

This week and next, SpotOn is publishing a series of blogs on how to use social media for science outreach. Each day will look at a different set of themed case studies, submitted by scientists and science communicators.

According to the SpotOn website, the schedule is:

  • Tuesday: multimedia projects–using tools such as podcasts, videos, G+
    hangouts and tumblr
  • Wednesday: blogging for a research institution or other science organization
  • Thursday: blogging and using social media as an individual scientist
  • Friday: using Twitter–at conferences, for journal clubs and more
  • Monday: one-off social media
    activities–such as raising awareness of another project

You can also participate in discussions on Twitter, using the hashtag #reachingoutsci, or by attending the panel event in New York City tomorrow (SpotOn NYC’s second birthday!).

SpotOn is a series of community events hosted by Nature Publishing Group for the discussion of how science is carried out and communicated online.

– Ann L. Whitman

One response

  1. Actually the use of social networks in science becomes broader and broader in all kinds of variations which was to be expected.

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