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Using Twitter to communicate science

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

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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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