"Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time"
"When it comes to social media, there seem to be two schools of thought in the science/research community. One posits that spending time on social media can be extremely useful. The other posits that spending time on social media is stupid. The truth, in my opinion, is that it can be either."
Because the responses were brief overviews, I contacted James and asked her to flesh out some of the benefits she has personally accrued from using social media. She sent me a comprehensive list, which I’m including below:
Mines the position of scholars who reject social media because they view it as a waste of time, lacking in depth, absent of focus, and void of true inquiry.
Notes, on the positive side, that social media transmit content relevant to disciplines and careers quickly, and that workers and scholars make social connections for easy networking and collaboration. People can disseminate their valuable information through social channels, contact important leaders in their field and the government, receive near instant response to questions, and obtain valued job offers. The pros outweigh the cons if the media are used with caution and purpose.
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Source is SciLogs.com
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