SciComm Exchange: Social Media Resource List

SciComm Exchange: Social Media for Science Communication
Training for Researchers and Other Science Communicators

Recommended Reading

Bik, HM and Goldstein, MC. 2013. An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists. PLoS Biol, 11(4): e1001535. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001535

Cicerone, R, et al. 2014. Science of Science Communication II: Summary of a Colloquium. Proceedings of Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences, “The Science of Science Communication II,” held September 23-25, 2013, at the National Academy of Sciences building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. 130 pp.

Clayton, V. 26 October 2015. The needless complexity of academic writing. The Atlantic.

Fox, G. 22 October 2015. Face Stats: You are missing the entire world of social media. Forbes.

Van Noorden, R. 2014. Scientists and the social network. Nature, 512: 126-129


Darling, ES, et al. 2013. The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution, 6: 32-43. doi:10.4033/iee.2013.6.6.f

Ekins, S and EO Perlstein. 2014. Ten Simple Rules of Live Tweeting at Scientific Conferences. PLoS Comput Biol 10(8): e1003789. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003789

Gold, M. 2014. Tweeting for science: Citizen science meets social media. Storify.

Hibma, M. 30 October 2013. Definitions for 34 Twitter Terms You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask About.

Loker, K. 27 October 2010. 5 Twitter tips for using conference hashtags like #ONA10. Fishbowl NY.

Lunt, I. 16 December 2015. Live tweeting at academic conferences: time to move on? Guest post on

Shiffman, DS. 2012. Twitter as a tool for conservation education and outreach: what scientific conferences can do to promote live-tweeting. Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, 2: 257-262.

The Twitter Glossary. Twitter Help Center.

Woolston, C. 19 August 2015. Conference tweeting rule frustrates ecologists. Nature 524(7566): 391. doi:10.1038/524391f


Prescott, J. 2014. Teaching style and attitudes toward Facebook as an educational tool. Active Learning in Higher Education, 15(2): 117-128.

Singh, L. 5 May 2015. Facebook in undergraduate education: An update. Presentation at Moodle MOOC 6 Conference. (Slides available via Slideshare)

Ventura, R and MJ Quero. 2013. Using Facebook in university teaching: A practical case study. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 84: 1032-1038.

Wang, Q. et al. 2012. Using the Facebook group as a learning management system: An exploratory study. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(3): 428-438.

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