Jun
15

Summer Scholars resources

Filed Under (links, Resources, Social media, Why Social Media?) by admin on 15-06-2015

Welcome to the 2015 class of Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars, undergraduates who will spend their summer working with us and some of our partner agencies and gaining professional skills, agency workplace experience and real-life practice in marine resource science, policy, management and outreach.

They’ll also be joining our Sea Grant Scholars blogging team to report on their experiences and adventures, and we’re encouraging them to explore how social media can be used as a tool to communicate about science and the scientist’s life.

With that in mind, some resources that might prove useful to them (and to other readers of this blog):

Time/account management:

  • Hootsuite – a social media management dashboard
  • Tweetdeck – A tool for getting the most out of Twitter
  • Ow.ly and Bit.ly – two easy link-shrinking tools, especially handy for use with Twitter, where every character counts

Science blogs:

Just a few of my favorite examples. See the right-hand column of this blog for more.

  • Southern Fried Science – marine science and conservation news and thoughts, by a group of working marine scientists at different stages of their careers
  • Deep Sea News – Great group blog
  • The Loom – Carl Zimmer’s blog on the National Geographic blogsite, covering everything from breaking science news to scientists and their tattoos
  • Curiously – a brand-new National Geographic blog by Robert Krulwich, host of NPR’s “Radio Lab” series

Social media facts and figures:

  • Pew Research Project on Internet, Science and Technology – The most comprehensive, long-term look at how Americans (and others) use the Internet, technology and social media. If anyone ever asks you to justify your time on social media, here’s the place to go for backup figures!

 

 

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