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r/ip: why science communicators should mourn the loss of reddit's Ask Me Anything series

McCloskey, Alastair (2018) r/ip: why science communicators should mourn the loss of reddit's Ask Me Anything series. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (27 Jun 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Social news website reddit is home to one of the world's largest online science communities, r/science. The community ran a popular Ask Me Anything Q&A series that saw hundreds of academics quizzed on their area of expertise by an inquisitive online audience. However, following reddit's decision to rely solely on its algorithm to surface content to its users, the r/science AMAs represents a major setback for science communicators, with no other platform able to offer the same reach, accessibility, and engagement.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 16:34
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90734

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