Science Inventory

20190825 - Personal Experiences and Suggested Rules of Engagement After Ten Years on the Social Network (ACS Fall 2019)

Citation:

Williams, A. 20190825 - Personal Experiences and Suggested Rules of Engagement After Ten Years on the Social Network (ACS Fall 2019). American Chemical Society Fall Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 25 - 29, 2019.

Impact/Purpose:

This presentation will provide an overview of some of the experiences of Antony Williams, @Chemconnector in the social networks, regarding the potential benefits of investing time in developing an online profile, some of the challenges experienced by stepping onto the network, and some ethical “rules of engagement”. Abstract submitted to the American Chemical Society Fall Meeting August 2019.

Description:

There are many platforms available today for us, as scientists, to network and develop a community around our science. Increasingly scientists share their activities and opinions with their peers and an increasing number use these tools with the hope that they help them build a public profile and, as a result, have a positive impact and influence on their careers. Our activities are indexed and exposed on the internet via our publications, presentations and data and new “AltMetric scores” are being assigned to scientific publications. There are various ways for us to contribute to science including annotating and curating data, and “publishing” on blogs, on Wikipedia articles and on slide-sharing sites. While it is now very easy to use social media platforms to distribute your data, activities and opinions with the community, caution is urged. Social media platforms can be used for positive engagement but they are also potentially damaging. What should you share? What are the best approaches to engaging with the community? How should you respond to potential trolls who criticize your work and attack your opinions? This presentation will provide an overview of some of the experiences of Antony Williams, @Chemconnector in the social networks, regarding the potential benefits of investing time in developing an online profile, some of the challenges experienced by stepping onto the network, and some ethical “rules of engagement”. This abstract does not reflect U.S. EPA policy.

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WILLIAMS_PROF_ETHICS IN SOCIAL MEDIA_ABSTRACT.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 102.011 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 08/29/2019
Record Last Revised: 09/12/2019
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 346627