Tweet Your Science aims to connect scientists with the world through social media and science communication.
Our directory is an easy way for people to find scientists who are using social media to communicate their research. It now features more than 700 scientists from over 35 different countries.
In 2018, we upgraded the directory to allow scientists and science communicators to log in and update their listing. We also added a new feature where scientists can indicate whether they are available for science communication opportunities, such as interviews with media, writing blogs or articles, and giving presentations.
In time, we would like to add more functionality to provide space for scientists to share and measure the impacts of their public engagement. We would also like to create resources for scientists who are yet to dabble in the world of social media to share the benefits of doing so and teach them how to get the most out of it.
Tweet Your Science was founded by Kimberley Collins (@kimi_collins) as a way for scientists to use Twitter for science communication. It formed the creative component of her Masters of Science Communication at Otago University and led to the publication of a follow-up survey on how scientists are using social media.