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Using Twitter to communicate science (& how to convince your boss it's a good idea)

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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 Presentation Transcript

  • 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. What it is and what it's not conversation broadcast
  • 3. It's not about celebs
  • 4. It’s a realtime medium
  • 5. It’s a personal learning network There are plenty of scientists on Twitter. Use search to find them. Have conversations.
  • 6. Events backchannel - social amplification "viral” #hashtags
  • 7. It’s not new Twitter isn't new - it's a supplement to what you should already be doing.
  • 8. How to convince your boss it's a good idea? By example. “ Just do it”
  • 9. This Talk:
    • www.slideshare.net/AJCann
    • More:
    • delicious
    • CiteULike