Photo: Not doing science (© Jamie Heard)
Warning: navel gazing (again).
How much is science something apart, and how much is it connected to politics and human personality? This question has been in the air a lot lately, for example in discussion around the US (and global) Marches for Science. My point today isn’t to recapitulate those discussions. They resonated with me, though, because of my evolving thinking about my presence online.
When I first took up social media, I was determined that I would keep my Twitter and blog profile purely professional. I would tweet and blog only about science, and put personality, politics, and pretty much everything else aside. I was even a little derisive about this, making fun of people who live-tweet their breakfasts. But I think this was wrong, and I’ve started to loosen up a little. Continue reading