[Air-L] Twitter and science/humanities

Kathy Gill kegill at u.washington.edu
Mon Aug 31 10:40:55 PDT 2009

Axel Kittenberger wrote:

> Do you have additional hints and links about the value
> twitter/microblogging can and could have on science? That is less
> doing science about the twittersphere than science going together with
> twitter/microblogging, scientists and institutes who/which Twitter
> (publicly and privately), and so on.

Hi, Alex:

My summer class (UW Master of Communication in Digital Media) is writing 
a book on twitter best practices: http://twitter09.wordpress.com/ and 

We did not have anyone exploring "science" per se. However, one student 
is analyzing how higher ed institutions are using twitter.

RE "science" and "use" -- the first thing that comes to mind is NASA and 
the Mars Rover. Recall that in 2008 NASA broke the story about water 
(ice) on mars via Twitter:




Kathy E. Gill
Master of Communication, Digital Media
Department of Communication, University of Washington
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