Scientists and Social Media

By Rob Speekenbrink and Roy Meijer

As communication professionals, we have recently gained experience with a variety of different types of social media. We are convinced that 2.0 can also be of major benefit to scientists. More than that, in the near future 2.0 will slowly but surely become an ever-increasing and ultimately irreversible part of the scientific process. ‘But I don’t want to use Twitter’, we hear the unsuspecting scientist say. Nor will you need to: ‘2.0’ is about much more than just microblogging. Below, we provide a non-exhaustive overview of the potential opportunities.

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