How to Find Science Careers Through Social Media

Written by News Channel 2 on March 14th, 2013. Posted in Recent science news, Science

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Did you know, an international team of astronomers, working in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire, has discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a quasar group so large that it would take a vehicle traveling at the speed of light some 4 billion years to cross it?

If you are a science enthusiast and are looking to connect with others who have careers in science, find out about the latest science news, and find out about scientific current events, you may be in luck. A recent shift in social media suggests specialized, tailored social media platforms emerging, based on specific likes, such as careers in science, that are geared to bring like minded individuals together. Social networks allow for brainstorming and idea sharing with colleagues from around the world.

Gone are the days where your information must come from scholarly journals online, or traditional journals. As of 2012, one out of every five minutes spent on line was spent on a social networking site, and nine out of every ten U.S. Internet users are on a social networking site. While scholarly journals online were seen to be a ground breaking way to get information, there are new plans on the horizon. Professional social networks can assist in establishing real life connections, especially when they are used to organize events and conferences.

Subject specific social media sites have begun to emerge as the new way to disseminate information. The great things about tailored sites, such as scientific social media sites, is that they provide a platform for discussion. Science questions, science answers, scientific news, and opportunities for careers in science can all be conclusively joined in one location, making it a great place to connect and educate online.

If you are a science enthusiast, interested in careers in science, or just looking for good old fashioned discussion, keep your eyes open for these up and coming sites.

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