28 April 2020
Want to know more about using Twitter for scicomm? PCST member Ki-Youn Kim has created this useful infographic. Ki-Youn Kim is passionate about research and crafting multi-media products to make science accessible and relevant. She is the Community Development Coordinator at the Chemical Institute of Canada.
If you’d like to follow more people on Twitter, the list below is a great place to start!
Hashtags you should follow in #SciComm Twitter will vary depending on what community you overlap with. To get you started, here are some of the most popular ones:
- #AcademicTwitter / #AcademicChatter
- #PhDChat / #PhDLife
(Remember to capitalize the first letter in each word. It makes it more accessible and easier to read.)
- Berger, J., & Milkman, K. L. (2012). What Makes Online Content Viral? Journal of Marketing Research, 49(2), 192–205. doi: https://doi.org/10.1509/jmr.10.0353
- Berger, J., & Milkman, K. L. (2013). Emotion and Virality: What Makes Online Content Go Viral?, Marketing Intelligence Review, 5(1), 18-23. doi: https://doi.org/10.2478/gfkmir-2014-0022
- Fridays For Future. Retrieved from https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/
- Coleman, N. (2019, August 5). Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweet on mass shooting deaths strikes a nerve, The New York Times, Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/arts/neil-degrasse-tyson-el-paso.html
- Mole, B. M. (2013, January 10). Overly Honest Methods: A trending hashtag on Twitter lets researchers reveal the lighter side of scientific methodology, The Scientist, Retrieved from https://www.the-scientist.com/the-nutshell/overly-honest-methods-39948
- O’Neil, L. (2019, May 14). ‘The planet is on fire’: Bill Nye drive to F-bomb rant by climate change. The Guardian, Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/13/the-planet-is-on-fucking-fire-bill-nye-is-getting-angry-about-climate-change