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Twitter List Of Young Science Writers

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Twitter is great. You can scan for breaking news or trending topics, fumble the keyboard in successive 140-keystrokes manoeuvres to share news and views and socialise with all the @-ing and DM-ing. Some (power-) users also specifically follow Twitter hashtags to keep abreast of conferences and be updated with updates from blog networks, for instance.  Following user lists is another way to be in touch with certain communities.

With this in mind, I created a Twitter list of young science writers some time back. I originally created the list to keep in touch with the writings of young science writers. Most of articles I highlight in my biweekly picks on this blog, for instance, come from this list.

With time though, I began to see something interesting in my “Young Science Writers” Tweetdeck column. It became increasingly obvious that young science writers interact with one another—sometimes recounting funny anecdotes but many times commenting, critiquing, praising, defending and sharing works of their counterparts. Now, this has been happening way before I created the Twitter list but the latter nonetheless allowed me to witness those exchanges.

I think those exchanges are great. As young writers interact with one another, they get to know one another. They then form contacts and bonds which can be helpful further down the line: collaborations, the concept of “Friends in low places,” etc.

So, in an attempt to further promote interaction between young science writers, I thought I would publicise my “Young Science Writers” Twitter list here. If you’re a young science writer, you may want to follow the list to know what your counterparts are up to and to start conversing. (Send me a note if you should be but aren’t in the list.)

The more the merrier.

Khalil A. Cassimally About the Author: Khalil A. Cassimally is the Community Coordinator of The Conversation UK. He's also a science blogger. He hails from a tropical island and is a happy geek. Subscribe to his updates on Facebook and Google+. Follow on Twitter @notscientific.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. BigInScience 9:13 am 08/23/2012

    Hi Khalil. Great resource. I’d like to humbly add myself to this list- I’m a solo science writer at BigInScience.com (twitter: BigInScience). Thank you.

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  2. 2. RateMyPI.com 10:49 am 08/24/2012

    I would love to be on the list, but have only just started blogging. It would be very useful if others would help me out by critiquing and sharing. I want to get better! blog.ratemypi.com

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  3. 3. notscientific 1:28 pm 08/24/2012

    Hi! What’s your Twitter handle?

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  4. 4. inspiringscience 8:21 pm 08/26/2012

    I think this list is a wonderful idea — helpful to readers and writers alike! It would be great if you could add me to it. I’ve been blogging since January but have only recently started using twitter (@inspiringsci).

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  5. 5. Bharat Srinivasa 1:13 pm 10/4/2012

    Hi Khalil!

    I’d love to be involved as well. I only started bloggi recently, but I’d love to meet other like minded people.

    My twitter handle is @bharatsrinivasa

    Thanks!

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  6. 6. Stephanie Y. 12:38 pm 11/2/2012

    This is great! Thanks for sharing. Would healthcare/medicine writers fit with this list? If so, I’d love to be added – @s_yamkovenko

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