Many scientists are nervous about sharing their scientific work before publishing. The fear of being scooped is there when it comes to social media, but it will be difficult for someone to scoop your work based on a 140-character sentence. Read more
Jon Tennant spent time networking with fellow paleontologists on Twitter. Unbeknownst to him, this method of communication would ultimately lead to a new research collaboration and a published paper. Here he explains his story at the 2015 London Naturejobs Career Expo. Read more
Science careers and social media: will #IamScience and ‘This is what a scientist looks like’ help change perceptions?
To complement Social Media Week, the nature.com blogs team are publishing a series of posts about science and social media. Two of the posts focus on recent social media memes about science careers – the #IamScience hashtag on Twitter, and the ‘This is what a scientist looks like’ meme on Tumblr. Read more
As part of our efforts to make naturejobs.com more useful to jobseekers and employers, we’ve expanded our range of Twitter feeds. Our main feed, naturejobs, will now feature the latest science careers news and features from across Nature‘s publications and further afield instead of new jobs. We’ll also tweet occasionally about upcoming special features for employers. To get the latest jobs, follow one of our new automatic jobs feeds – either naturejobs_feed for all of our science vacancies (you’ll get a lot of tweets from this feed) or one of the more targeted feeds from the list below. Read more