Journal article

How Are Scientists Using Social Media in the Workplace?

Kimberley Collins, David Shiffman, Jenny Rock

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2016

Abstract

Social media has created networked communication channels that facilitate interactions and allow information to proliferate within professional academic communities as well as in informal social circumstances. A significant contemporary discussion in the field of science communication is how scientists are using (or might use) social media to communicate their research. This includes the role of social media in facilitating the exchange of knowledge internally within and among scientific communities, as well as externally for outreach to engage the public. This study investigates how a surveyed sample of 587 scientists from a variety of academic disciplines, but predominantly the academic li..

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