Talks, workshops, shows, … all of these formats had to find their way to the internet due to the current pandemic. Taking those aside who do not or cannot use the internet, still about 90% of households in the EU had access to the internet in 2020 and could potentially be reached using online formats. Having outreach events and information online especially increases the accessibility for those living in less-dense populated areas in which in-person science communication (scicomm) events seldom take place. However, there are more advantages to digital scicomm, making it possible to not only bring science to people’s living rooms, but also holding the potential to increase inclusivity by using easy-access tools, thereby truly increasing overall accessibility.
How to utilize social media for increasing your own visibility as a scientist as well as reaching out to the public. Organized by the Sahlgrenska Network & Career Development Platform. Speaker: Stina Börchers
Find out more about how to get started to use social media for science communication in my guest blog in Tidningen Curie!
The increasing popularity of social media platforms such as facebook, Instagram, twitter, and TikTok, has greatly influenced the way information are spreading nowadays. An estimated 3.6 billion people worldwide have been using social media in 2020 (statista.com), from which a growing group of people is even relying on social media as their primary source for … Continue reading #Sciencefluencer – Communicating Science at Eye Level | Guestblog in Tidningen Curie
‘You just need to burn more calories than you consume’, or ‘Just eat less and move more’, are sentences that probably almost every obese person can recall hearing at least once in their lifetime. Since these recommendations sound very straightforward, it should be easy to realize them. Yet, we are witnessing a worldwide increase in the prevalence of obesity, and it is becoming a major global health concern. Learn more about the prevalence, causes, and complications of obesity in this post!