Dec. 7, 2022

Twitter is a dumpster fire right now. Can SciComm get anything productive out of it?

Twitter is a dumpster fire right now. Can SciComm get anything productive out of it?

Since Elon Musk bought Twitter, it has become more of a cesspool of racism, sexism, and misinformation than it was pre-Elon and conversations are becoming more confrontational as people are trying to defend their points of view on both sides of...


Since Elon Musk bought Twitter, it has become more of a cesspool of racism, sexism, and misinformation than it was pre-Elon and conversations are becoming more confrontational as people are trying to defend their points of view on both sides of issues. But Science Twitter has been a staple where most people get great information from colleagues or science celebrities to learn more about science and it is now at risk. I am ranting about Twitter and how Science Twitter could be lost in the long term...and that is a shame!!!
 
David Shiffman's article on Science Twitter: https://bit.ly/3F8S8pF
 
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