Entomologists Talk Twitter at ICE 2016


Tyler Wist (Twitter handle: @TylerWist1), an entomologist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, went to the ESA Tweetup at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology. The Tweetup is a chance for people who communicate via Twitter to meet each other face to face. Tyler spoke with Scott Meers (Twitter handle: @ABbugcounter) about how he uses Twitter […]

Entomologists Talk About Twitter, Parts II and III


In these videos by Tanya Josek, entomologists at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America talk about Twitter, including some possible downsides and drawbacks. Click here to view Part One.

Entomologists Talk About Twitter at Entomology 2015


By Derek Woller Twitter — some love it and some are indifferent, but I think we can all agree that it’s rapidly changing how people communicate with one another on a global scale, particularly when it comes to science. In this video, I challenge three of the most prolific entomological tweeters in North America — […]

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 […]

Building Memes Can Help You as an Entomology Blogger


By Joe Ballenger A meme is an idea that is quickly spread around the Internet by people sharing information. In practice, this can consist of virtually anything you could imagine. Words, poems, short speeches, pictures, and virtually anything that can be shared quickly and easily on platforms like Facebook or Twitter. The basic idea behind […]

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, […]