Lecture 7 - Twitter and SciencePresentation Transcript
Lecture 7 Twitter for Science Communication
Outline Video Article Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qiz0IywVkxbBKL98IA_pqZAeGIJWOR1DAZ9YzNn8HdI/edit?hl=en_US @RichardDawkins @cheeky_geeky @Michael_GR @MireyasWildTalk
Article Activity In groups, read "Why Twitter Will Endure" Then, fill in the main points of the article in the google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qiz0IywVkxbBKL98IA_pqZAeGIJWOR1DAZ9YzNn8HdI/edit?hl=en_US By the end of the activity we will have a complete summary NOTE: Do not press the back button while working on the google doc otherwise you will refresh the page for everyone!
@RichardDawkins a British ethologist (scientific study of animal behavior), evolutionary biologist and author. Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term meme In his role as an ethologist, interested in animal behaviour and its relation to natural selection, he advocates the idea that the gene is the principal unit of selection in evolution
Dr. Mark Drapeau A.K.A. @cheeky_geeky From understanding the evolutionary origins of new species, to performing research on the genomics of sleeping disorders and animal social behavior, to studying how people interact and collaborate in social networks, Dr. Mark Drapeau has spent his career thinking about some of the most profound topics stretching the limits of human knowledge today
Michael G.R. :: @Michael_GR Michaël lives in Ottawa, Canada. Currently a full-time journalist/blogger, he has been with TreeHugger since May 2005. Between March 2006 and January 2008, he was editor-in-chief, and since February 2008, he’s been editor of the Science & Technology and of the Cars & Transportation sections, giving him more time for his first love, doing research and writing. As of August 2007, his employer is Discovery (they bought TreeHugger). He is in charge of Discovery Green on the Discovery Channel’s website, and he used to write a weekly environmental column for the Huffington Post.
Mireya Mayor :: @MireyasWildTalk Has a PhD in Anthropology, with a specialization in primates, so by ‘official’ training is an Anthropologist/Primatologist For ten years has worked as a wildlife correspondent on numerous television programs, including National Geographic’s television series ‘Ultimate Explorer’, ‘Explorer’ and ‘Out There’. Is one of four elite explorers chosen to star in Mark Burnett’s (creator of ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Apprentice’) ‘Expedition Africa’ for the History Channel.
Homework Find five researchers/scientists in your field and follow them. Tweet @JessL reasons why each has been followed (i.e. one tweet per researcher = 5 tweets. Be sure to include the Twitter alias of the research you’re following in each tweet. Video: Evan Williams - TED talk 2009: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/473 Read: Time, How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1902604,00.html