Being “good” at Twitter is a science unto itself.
But what about Twitter’s role in the actual field of science?
Twitter actually plays a focal role in the development and distribution of scientific knowledge, in terms of communicating research to a broad audience and amplifying the scientific and social impact of publications.
That being said, there are of course limitations, largely surrounding issues of intellectual property, and misrepresentations of science “sound bites.”
The below infographic takes a look at the role Twitter plays in science publication and communication: