You might or might not know that I’ve been trying to be very active in my favorite social media network, Twitter, for the last years. I joined Twitter in 2011 just to promote my Spanish blog “El Lobo Rayado“, that is why my username still is @El_Lobo_Rayado (*)
In some way, micro-posting in Twitter has had a huge impact on the way I do science communication. For example, I used to write long posts in my Spanish blog explaining or discussing astronomy news, but now I do that in Twitter, and almost everything in English. Twitter drastically changed my presence in the web, also helping me to promote science communication events, and at the same time contacting very interesting people.
Social media and science communication have evolved A LOT between 2011 and 2019, that’s for sure.
Twitter has been increasingly popular for researchers, astronomers in particular, and a bit of “networking” is also done there. Conferences usually have a hashtag to follow, sometimes even a full twitter account, and that has been my way of capturing and summarizing the talks, sometimes providing comments or discussions to the topics that were discussed. And even, I must confess, writing Twitter posts including ...