Communicate your science in social media
4. November 2019, 10:00 until 17:00
IGB, Müggelseedamm 310, lecture hall
This course is suitable for anyone curious to use social media to communicate research
Lecturer: Gregor Kalinkat
Location: Large lecture hall, Müggelseedamm 310
Date: November 4th, 10 AM to 3 PM.
Please register by 31st August.
Social media, particularly Twitter, is increasingly viewed as an excellent tool for (early career) scientists to stay up to date with developments in their research fields, to initiate collaborations, and communicate own research findings within and beyond their disciplinary communities (1-4). To help you get started into this fascinating world we are going to have a one-day, interactive workshop at IGB to introduce you to the world of hashtags, virtual conferences, rotating curation accounts and more science and science communication topics on Twitter.
After an initial short introduction we will explore the potential for communicating your science on Twitter - but also the risks and potential pitfalls - in small groups. The group work will be followed by a joint discussion of the groups' findings and experiences.
The workshop is open to all employees and students at IGB, but doctoral students will be given priority in case we have more applicants than space.
1) Bik, H.M. & Goldstein, M.C. (2013). An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists. PLOS Biol., 11, e1001535.
2) Britton, B., Jackson, C. & Wade, J. (2019). The reward and risk of social media for academics. Nat. Rev. Chem., 3, 459.
3) Côté, I.M. & Darling, E.S. (2018). Scientists on Twitter: Preaching to the choir or singing from the rooftops? FACETS, 3, 682–694..
4) Parsons, E.C., Shiffman, D.S., Darling, E.S., Spillman, N. & Wright, A.J. (2014). How Twitter literacy can benefit conservation scientists. Conserv. Biol., 28, 299–301.