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October 13, 2016

Scientists and Social Media

A study published in PLOS One found that while scientists are yet to widely adopt social media, the ones that do see many possible advantages to using it in the workplace, e.g., a good way to access a large and diverse audience, ease of communicating in snippets, and to communicate with colleagues and share peer-reviewed literature within the scholarly community.

Many scientists use Twitter to communicate specifically with other scientists. Some used it as a forum to share their research directly with the public and media, but most saw it as a tool to share research within their field.

If you are a scientist do you regularly use social media as a communications platform?

 
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