From today, NPG’s Facebook pages have the new timeline format!
Want to know when Nature Publishing Group was founded? Or when the famous Watson and Crick paper was published? Or how about when The News blog was established? On our main nature.com Facebook page, you can now browse our timeline dating back to the launch of Nature journal in 1869; find pictures of the very first journal covers, learn about our journal editors, watch videos from the Nature Video team and more.
Posts, milestones and highlighted posts: The new timeline format now spreads out regular posts across two columns on our wall. As well as the posts updating you on the latest news, blogs, special events and so on, you can now find historical archive material and landmark papers in milestones on the page (indicated by a flag icon). We can also “highlight” posts so that you don’t miss the key content each day – these posts appear across both columns on the wall.
Direct Messaging: Fans of our pages can now send direct messages to us. Let us know what you think, make suggestions or ask questions via this new channel, accessible directly below the page’s cover photo.
Blogs: Blogs are now visible in the page header. If you click on this tab you can check out a stream of the latest posts from the nature.com’s blogs. Featured blogs include: Of Schemes and Memes, Soapbox Science (the nature.com guest blog) Action Potential (Nature‘s neuroscience blog), Spoonful of Medicine (written by the Nature Medicine team), The Sceptical Chymist (with posts by the Nature Chemistry editors) and Nature Jobs.
Events: Also featured in the header are the latest scientific events that we organise. Not only can you view upcoming events and see who is attending, you can also view past events.
Photos: If you want to see pictures of our earliest journal covers, staff members, or conferences that we’ve attended, take a look at our new photo albums.
Videos: Watch select videos from the Nature Video team, including interviews with Nobel laureates, key scientific events such as the end of the space shuttle programme and in-depth discussions of science news.
To celebrate the launch we will be sharing a daily fact about NPG for the whole of April. We’ve learnt things we never knew – which of the facts do you find most surprising or interesting?
There’s more to come as we will be continuously updating the page – do let us know if there is something you would like to see.
Finally, if you are not doing it already, make sure you click the “like” button and join in the conversation!
More Facebook Pages from Nature Publishing Group
The nature.com page is not the only Facebook page that we populate. You can also receive updates from Nature News and Comment, the Nature Reviews journals, Nature Medicine, Scientific Reports, Nature Communications, Nature Climate Change and the portal sites Nature India and Nature Middle East. Finally, don’t forget to check out the pages for Nature Education (who host the Scitable blogs), NatureJobs and SoNYC, the monthly discussion series we run in NYC.
There’s also a Facebook interest list of NPG Facebook pages, that you can subscribe to so that you can decide how to receive updates from us in your Facebook news stream.
Looking forward to hearing what you think of our new looks!