Social media delivers specific benefits to scientists that were largely unavailable to the industry just a decade ago. Did you know that 62% of scientists use social media as a way to share information and collaborate with one another? Also, the Internet allows scientists and researchers to build on the knowledge they already have by being able to collect data and find the information they are looking for. Discussions are easily fostered between groups from all over the globe, which allows your message and findings to be spread on industry forums. In the past, scientists needed to wait for magazines or industry publications to come out periodically in order to get news. Nowadays, immediacy allows scientists to reduce costs and increase resources easily. To gain more insight into this evolving world, take a look at this helpful infographic. You will be able to see the origins of social networking and ways that scientists can take advantage of technology to set them up for the future.
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