Using Twitter to communicate science

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  • Dr Alan J. Cann, Department of Biology, Adrian Building, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK. http://twitter.com/AJCann http://www.microbiologybytes.com/blog/about
  • Using Twitter to communicate science

    1. 1. Using Twitter to communicate science (& how to convince your boss it's a good idea) Alan Cann School of Biological Sciences University of Leicester www.microbiologybytes.com/blog/about
    2. 2. What it is and what it's not conversation broadcast
    3. 3. It's not about celebs
    4. 4. It’s a realtime medium
    5. 5. It’s a personal learning network There are plenty of scientists on Twitter. Use search to find them. Have conversations.
    6. 6. Events backchannel - social amplification "viral” #hashtags
    7. 7. It’s not new Twitter isn't new - it's a supplement to what you should already be doing.
    8. 8. How to convince your boss it's a good idea? By example. “ Just do it”
    9. 9. This Talk: <ul><li>www.slideshare.net/AJCann </li></ul><ul><li>More: </li></ul><ul><li>delicious </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike </li></ul>

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