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Yet I’m a firm believer in the wisdom of (smart + relevant) crowds and the goodwill of an invested community.
So I really need your help. Especially if you’re a science journalist/writer, tech/internet/social media nerd — or both.
Here are the topics SWINY asked panelists to cover:
1. We know about Twitter/Facebook/blogs, etc. — where might social media be headed in the next decade?
2. How can (and should) science writers keep up with rapidly changing social media tools?
3. How could science writers use these tools to their advantage?
4. How might these social technologies affect the future of science writing as a career?
5. How can social media be harnessed for people (i.e., freelancers) who earn a living by writing?
How you can help:
A: Take a stab at this survey, and answer what questions you can: http://bit.ly/cdm7Wg (or scroll down)
B: If you’re a honest-to-goodness techie, what would you like to us social media’s future? Add a slide + notes to this crowd-sourced presentation: http://bit.ly/bd4oPn
C: E-mail me your best links related to this topic, plus anything else I should know
Total failure or raging success, I’ll post the final results on how this all went down and keep them free for all to reuse.
Thanks in advance, and please feel free pass this on. And a major hat tip to Carl Zimmer of The Loom blog for inspiring this idea.