Category Archives: Twitter

#AAAS in 140 or less

As many of you know, I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. #ilovewaffles (1/2) Some days, I’m tempted to relinquish my membership for reasons that will remain mysterious, (2/2) and other days, I eagerly watch my Twitter feed as if … Continue reading

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Whales — and a twitterpated writer

A few weeks ago, I was thinking about my beat. Today, it’s pretty obvious: I’m grooving with whales. I’m twitterpated (again).             Right whales, photos by Brian Skerry, National Geographic (see also Q&A with Skerry about … Continue reading

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All a-Twitter in New Haven

I and six other scribbling slugs rolled back home again after attending ScienceWriters2010. We’ve been basking in the light of the field’s luminaries, gathering advice and business cards and doing what we could to introduce ourselves as up-and-coming colleagues. It … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell’s take on social media makes sense

There’s an interesting debate going on right now about the power (or lack thereof) of social media as agents of social change, spurred by Malcolm Gladwell’s article in the New Yorker which I recommend reading. Of course this spurred an … Continue reading

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Social media, journalism, and expressing opinions

Our class was visited by NPR’s Richard Harris today. What followed was a fascinating look at what makes radio different from print, and some inside looks at how NPR does such great science reporting for radio. But that’s the subject … Continue reading

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What’s a shy guy to do at the world’s largest cocktail party (i.e. Twitter)?

I’m naturally a bit shy. This can make social media a bit overwhelming: Am I really willing to share my thoughts and opinions with the entire Web? You might argue that if I’m not interested in sharing my thoughts, I … Continue reading

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On media and money

A quick Twitter break on Wednesday uncovered an issue I’m still thinking about today. Earlier this week, Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s Science Friday, issued a statement that the program is having funding trouble. The news spread through a Huffington … Continue reading

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