Being prepared before broadcasting is a sure way to avoid being scooped, says Jon Tennant at the 2015 London Naturejobs Career Expo.
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.
Sharing your science on social media is all about being selective. You can make data and methods open when you’re ready – there is no rush to get things out before you are prepared.