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Science Messaging on Social Media

Posted by on December 11th, 2017 Posted in: General


A recent National Institutes of Health article, Magnifying Your Messaging: Social Media as Part of a Communication Strategy explains that while there are benefits to discussing science information using social media, there are precautions to take when doing so. The authors explain that the requirement to limit the number of characters in a social media post can condense science related messages and ultimately mislead the reader. To avoid this, they make several suggestions such as considering the study characteristics, noting if the study was peer reviewed and providing a link to the full story if you choose to post. Review this full article for further explanation and if you want additional tips, check out A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public, another article from the National Institutes of Health.

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