Benefits of Joining Twitter as a Scientist

  1. Community-You can network with scientist you haven’t met yet.  You can share ideas and learn about new things
  2. Learning about new fields-since joining twitter I’ve learned about citizen science and science communication.  It has open my eyes to other fields
  3. You can stay up to date in your field-You can follow journals and scientist in your field and learn what has recently been publish
  4. There are fun competitions-I’ve just learned of RSC poster competition.  In November I participated in chem in pictures using #realtimechem
  5. You learn about travel awards and other awards
  6. People post jobs on twitter-I got my postdoc off a twitter announcement
  7. It can be apart of your networking-helping to get yourself out there.
  8. You can share resources with other chemist.

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