Science Communication and Social Media at ICE 2016

During the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida, a symposium called “Weaving Your Web: Science Communication and Social Media for Insect Scientists” was held. Three of the speakers — Aaron Pomerantz (with Mike Bentley), Rayda Krell, Carly M. Tribull — allowed their presentations to be videotaped, which you can see below. Aaron Pomerantz […]

Reaching Beyond Our Horizons: Combining Insects With Enthusiasm on Social Media

By Morgan Jackson If you’re reading Entomology Today, you probably have a passing familiarity with social-networking sites (often referred to simply as “social media”) like Facebook, Twitter, and the seemingly endless variety of new and evolving apps, networks, and tools. While the shear variety of social media may be as daunting as the wave of […]

The Benefits of Supplementing Science with Social Media

By Derek Hennen With this year’s round of ESA Branch meetings beginning in just a few weeks, now is a good time to think about how to make the most of them. What are some good ways to keep in touch with new contacts made at these meetings, and how can you follow through on […]

Using Storify to Enhance Twitter at Science Meetings

By Derek Hennen If you read my previous post on the usefulness of Twitter to entomologists, you might be wondering what other Twitter tools exist. There are organizational programs and apps, like TweetDeck and HootSuite, that are helpful for viewing multiple feeds at one time and managing your Twitter feed. These are probably the two […]

How is Twitter Useful for Entomologists?

By Derek Hennen Twitter has made headlines recently by becoming a public company. As the micro-blogging service enters this new phase, some people may still be wondering, “What’s the point of Twitter?” This is a legitimate question to ask. After all, the concept of Twitter is a bit strange. You can post messages, called tweets, […]