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December 19, 2022
Dr. G’s #AGU22 Spotlight – Shermann “Dilla” Thomas
Shermann “Dilla” Thomas grew up and is a life-long resident of Chicago. He is not a scientist, but a public worker that shared a few tips for us at AGU on sharing our science to help lead the future.
July 15, 2017
Meet JPSS-1, NOAA/NASA’s polar orbiting satellite
Meet the NASA/NOAA newest satellite, the JPSS-1. Explore here, online, and then share what you’ve learned with others (part of their mission of a social media social)
June 21, 2017
Meet the R/V Neil Armstrong
Meet WHOI’s newest ship, the R/V Neil Armstrong. Explore here, online, and then share what you’ve learned with others (part of their mission of a social media social)
February 22, 2017
The first 100 days of climate science
Climate Central is underscoring the value of science and rational approaches to policy making over the first 100 days our new President is in office with facts, stories, and videos
August 8, 2016
A #SeriousAcademic on social media? Yes, you can…
Being a #SeriousAcademic on social media is a choice – a choice that can be incredibly successful and rewarding. Community-building and communication are all possible – with the right attitude.
December 3, 2014
‘Tis the season… for Earth science hashtags
If you have a cause or a mission you want to call attention to, odds are there’s a hashtag for that! See how many of these geoscience-themed ones you are familiar with.
August 20, 2014
Before you set a hashtag for your course or have students blog, think FERPA
Are you going to require that your students post on a public blog this semester? Will you be creating a Facebook page for your class and asking students to post on it? Will you have students post selfies on Twitter with a course hashtag? For those instructors that use social media with their students and courses, this could be the most important tweet you read all year: Is your …
July 10, 2014
Promoting our Discipline with Geology Selfies – from Mauna Loa to Mars
We like posting photos online, especially if we have a happy moment to share. A recent study shows that photo posts on Twitter and Instagram are four times more likely to convey positive sentiment compared with text-only tweets (see The Wall Street Journal article by Wells, 2014). And what could make us more happy than taking photos of ourselves and immediately sharing what we are up to? Welcome to the …
May 29, 2014
Instagram – a possible edtech/outreach tool?
Instagram – “… a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever” (Instagram FAQ page). Do you have an Instagram account? Odds are, you don’t. Instagram still struggles to grow significantly as a social media tool among online adults, as documented …
November 27, 2013
Does social media make your experiences less special?
The title of this post came from a tweet I saw by @SmithsonianMag, which linked to a great post on their blog that answered their own question with “Your Life Experiences Aren’t So Special—Here’s Proof” Thomas Jullian made a 1 min 46 sec video from 852 Instagram images from 852 different people. If you think you have captured “the” most unique photo of an iconic tourist location – think again. …