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For science communication, hashtag games are a scientist’s secret weapon.

#SciCommDecember 15, 2015

#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly, #StupidCommonNames, #LOTRyourResearch. Hashtag games. A few times a week, these weird, funny, quirky wordplay challenges explode across twitter, driving the most serious, and sometimes even super-serious, tweeters to pause for a moment of levity and let you know what they think Jaws is really about. Goofy, whimsical, and extremely silly, one might wonder why scientists […]

A Guide to Tweeting at Scientific Meetings for Social Media Veterans

Blogging, Life in the Lab, ScienceDecember 13, 2013

A year ago, David Shiffman published How to live-tweet a conference: A guide for conference organizers and twitter users, an informative and exhaustive guide to using twitter to help promote scientific conferences. Since then, I’m certain you’ve internalized his lessons and become a veteran of the science twitterverse. Now that you’re among the top twitter […]

Was CITES COP16 a game-changer for online outreach at wildlife management meetings?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 18, 2013

As 16th Conference of the Parties of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES COP16, pronounced sight-eze) comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on something that made this meeting unlike almost any other wildlife conservation and management meeting in history. Yes, history was made as delegates voted to list commercially exploited […]

Return from the Cayman Abyss: cruise post-mortem and some thoughts on media coverage

deep sea, Life in the Lab, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceMarch 1, 2013

At 7 AM EST on Monday, February 25, the ROV Isis rose from the depths of the Cayman Abyss, bringing to a close the 82nd cruise of the RRS James Cook. During JC82, we explored two recently discovered hydrothermal vents fields in the Cayman Trough: Von Damm, named for the late marine geochemist Karen Von […]

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