Terrific @Nature article about inspirational science hashtags on twitter! #BeyondMarieCurie #IAmAScientistBecause

Whether you saw the recent twitter hashtags, #BeyondMarieCurie and #IAmAScientistBecause, be sure to check out this feature in Nature about these social media hashtags by Chris Woolston!! It definitely focuses on the positive vibe that is often missing in science discussions recently!!!

At a time when online conversations about science can become mired in negativity — job shortages, dwindling grant support and breakdowns in peer review — the Twitter streams of many researchers recently turned positive. Researchers of all types rallied around the hashtag #IAmAScientistBecauseto share their scientific inspirations.

[tweet https://twitter.com/cbpolis/status/585064469836857344] [tweet https://twitter.com/NIH_Bear/status/586565725273350144]

See the article for more featured tweets and commentary on these scientific social media ‘campaigns.’

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