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Social media, blogs and podcasts are all informal forms of media that scientists can use to share their research and expertise with a wider audience. Although these forms of publication do not adhere to the same editorial standards as the peer review process they do have merit in that they provide greater accessibility to research. Below are some resources specific to the scientific community.
There are variety of options for creating personal or organizational blogs. Below are a few popular platforms that the beginner blogger may be interested in:
Getting Started with Blogging
The Open Notebook
Non-profit website focused on science writing that provides various resources for new and aspiring science writers.
NSDA Case Study: Science, Medicine, Mathematics, and Technology Blogs
Blogs on topics in science, medicine, technology, and mathematics have significant research
value for historians, sociologists, and anthropologists. This paper encourages both blog contributions and the preservation of blog content.
The Science of Marketing:when to tweet, what to post, how to blog, and other proven strategies by
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2013
Scientific marketing research delivers proven marketing tactics and tips The Science of Marketing applies a scientific approach to the way businesses and brands approach marketing. It uses a combination of marketing, statistical, and psychological research to explain why and, more importantly, how, companies should adapt marketing strategies such as blogging, social media, email marketing, and webinars to achieve maximium results.
Podcasting for Dummies by
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2017
Podcasting For Dummies offers a fast and easy way to get the know-how you need to produce and distribute one of your very own.