Science communication : twitter and blogs have still to achieve critical goals
The actual user numbers seem a bit disillusioning: social media like blogs or wikis are still only used by relatively few academics (particularly in Germany and some other European countries).
Yet they offer enormous potential for those that give them a try. The Conference on Science and the Internet (#cosci12, http://www.nfgwin.uni-duesseldorf.de/de/cosci12) had a closer look at these developments from different perspectives. (…)
- novel online platforms as infrastructure for research collaboration, new ways for publishing and sharing information
- new learning environments based on social media and mobile technologies
- big data from social media as a subject of research
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Weller, Katrin. Will Twitter, blogs and wikis change scholarly communication? Information Today Europe, 15th of August 2012. Available from: