At the 2018 conference of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, 5 friends and I put on a workshop on the use of Twitter in science. Today: slides and commentary from Alex Smith‘s piece of the #CSEETweetShop. How can you use Twitter to share the word about your own scientific publications? And how does it help?
I’m an imposter (begins Alex). I joined Twitter in September 2013 looking for a way to promote and distribute the photos and videos that I take in the field. The way I had done this in the past (individual blogs or websites) was getting views only from my family at first, and then slowly it seemed, not even them. So I joined Twitter because I thought it was the social media platform that would help me promote the work my lab does. So speaking at the CSEE 2018 symposium on Twitter and Science I felt a bit of an imposter because since October 2013, my Twitter experience has been all about learning from others. But here we go…tweeting your research, why would you want to; and then some suggestions for how to go about doing it. Continue reading