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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


February 4, 2017

Allow us to introduce you to an #actuallivingscientist

I hope everyone takes the next step and shares this amazing collection of tweets with their friends, neighbors, local K-12 school teachers, etc. A virtual introduction to a scientist is great, but imagine the impact if we help kids and adults meet and speak with an #actuallivingscientist ….


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.


November 2, 2014

Need motivation to write? Join #AcaDoWriMo this November

Need some help getting started on writing that next manuscript, or finishing up an old one that has been sitting around for much too long? Join scientists during the month of November as they support each other with #AcaDoWriMo.


January 6, 2014

Can/Should Tweets Become Advertisements?

So here’s a tweet that made me do a double-take… “Journalists active on Twitter have to be hyper-aware that what they write may be used in ways they never imagined” — Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) January 6, 2014 Can you imagine, even for those of us that are not journalists, having your tweet appear in a full-page ad in The New York Times without your permission, and even after you …


December 16, 2013

More than your (past) employer may see what you post on Twitter

This is great: this pub just fired the head chef but forgot he was running their twitter: — James Bloodworth (@J_Bloodworth) December 16, 2013 As a personal rule, I do not follow any of my students on Twitter (even if current students follow me), unless they are doing undergraduate research projects with me (I find Twitter a great way to connect with them, especially when we are at conferences, …


January 16, 2012

Wired Campus

I receive the daily emails from Wired Campus, a blog part of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Their articles are great stories and reflections on “the latest news on tech and education.”Here are some of my favorites from recent postings:Debating…


September 26, 2011

Is Twitter a Lens or a Microscope?

On Friday, September 23, I was thrilled to welcome to campus @alexiahudson, a research library from @PSUAbington. I invited Alexia to come speak to my honors research methods course, as all of the students at a recent open mic for…


Tweeting Haiku

This 2010 NPR story titled Haiku Takes To Twitter, 140 Characters At A Time and 2009 NPR story titled Twitterers Message by Haiku remind me of my own haiku/Twitter experience earlier this year. I even created a Storify about it,…


July 6, 2011

#AskObama @townhall @whitehouse

Wow, I did not see this one coming… although, I should not be surprised. On July 6, 2011, President Obama posted his first tweet on The White House Twitter account (see below).This is what kicked off the first-ever Townhall at…