LRDG: #iamscience: Solidarity and boundaries on science twitter

Date: 16 October 2012 Time: 1 - 2 pm

Venue: B 89, County South

Please note the change of venue: B89, County South, Lancaster University.

Greg Myers (Lancaster University) will be speaking on:

This paper draws on a study of ten Twitter feeds by scientists. First I give an overview showing how a corpus of science tweets differs from a reference corpus of other specialist tweets. I compare the different styles and functions of science tweets in my corpus. Then I look in detail at three episodes of interaction around processes of publication, showing how the scientists develop solidarity, draw boundaries, and convey a sense of scientific work.

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Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Greg Myers (Linguistics and English Language)

Organising departments and research centres: Educational Research, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

Keywords: Digital literacies, Twitter