This session is being recorded by ABC Radio National for the Big Ideas program
Monday 3rd Feb, 5:00 pm
Affirmative Team (that social media is a HERO for science, not a villian)
Negative Team (that social is a VILLAIN for science, not a hero)
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram – social media has landed in our lives, transforming the way we communicate and connect with new and larger audiences. But it’s also a world occupied by anonymous trolls, aggressive flamers and short attention spans. Now everyone’s got an opinion and a soap box to spruik it on. Is social media a hero for science communication – better allowing communicators to connect, share research, and promote open public dialogue and debate? Or is it a villain – tempting us to oversimplify, get distracted by flame wars, and lose sight of wider audiences?
Six savvy science communicators will go tweet to tweet in a debate for our times!
In the media…..
What do you think? Post your thoughts below – has social media helped your organisation or does it just add an extra task to your already busy schedules?