“Social Media for Scientists” series

Christie Wilcox is an experienced science writer and evolutionary biologist who writes the “Science Sushi” blog for Scientific American.  She recently published an excellent series of posts called “Social Media for Scientists” in which she lays out her arguments that social media are not only professionally beneficial for scientists, they are a vital tool to support scientists’ essential responsibility to improve their communication with the public.

Here are the posts in that series — they are well worth your time and attention:

Those posts expanded on a presentation that Christie had recently given, entitled “Science and the Public: Why Every Lab Should Tweet”, which you can view here:
What’s your view?  At what point does engagement with the public generally, and engagement via social media specifically, become a professional responsibility for scientists?  Have we already reached that point?
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