Twitter moves open science forward in real time

2013-05-20T18:42:23Z (GMT) by Emily Darling
<p>Fig. 4 in Darling et al. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 2013 (link below). An example of how tweeting can move ideas forward and contribute to scientific outputs. A) Initial tweet by Dr John Bruno, offering a new, unpublished finding for comment on twitter; B) a reply from a non-scientist, asking for non-technical explanation; C) a reply from scientist Grantly Galland, who has relevant data to contribute to the project. The scientists strike a new collaboration. The full correspondence can be found here: https://twitter.com/JohnFBruno/status/300592645967859713</p>
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