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SMC Social Media Snapshot – how are our research institutions using Twitter, Facebook etc?

Peter Griffin posted in on June 5th, 2015.

Science and social media make comfortable bedfellows according to the inaugural SMC Social Media Snapshot, which examines use of social media platforms by New Zealand institutions engaged in scientific research. Most research institutions have some form of social media presence and several have amassed tens of thousands of followers, helping them to stay engaged with […]

Support for scientists working with the media

Peter Griffin posted in on December 12th, 2013.

Scientists keen to work with the media now have an online resource to help prepare for interviews, handle contentious issues effectively and delve into the world of social media. Our colleagues at the Australian Science Media Centre have developed, a website featuring short videos, tip sheets and backgrounders aimed at scientists attempting to communicate their […]

Fostering our emerging science communicators

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2012.

At the recent Transit of Venus forum held in Gisborne the engaging and energetic discussions were overshadowed by one thing only – the absence of Professor Sir Paul Callaghan, who conceived the forum. Sir Paul passed away in March, leaving a huge gap in New Zealand science as someone who could comment with authority on […]

Southland Times: Think-tank creates cow twitter idea

Peter Griffin posted in on May 20th, 2010.

Mark Hotton of the Southland Times writes about the idea, dreamt up by a think tank which explores the relationship between new media and ‘the human condition’, to connect some cows to twitter, allowing their farmer to keep track of their production. The tweets, which are enabled by the cows’ use of robotic milking technology, […]

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