John Tregoning confronts social-media jealousy in the age of coronavirus.
Social media for scientists
Social media can be both a friend and a foe to scientific productivity. Here’s the best coverage, analysis and help and advice from Nature on how to use social media to strengthen your science without sacrificing productivity.
Help and advice
Bogus remedies, myths and fake news about COVID-19 can cost lives. Here’s how some scientists are fighting back.
Scientists have a responsibility to communicate effectively and compassionately, says Samantha Yammine. Here’s how.
Jyoti Mishra shares how she established a digital presence when she set up as an independent scientist.
How Amanda Niehaus built a brand in preparation for the new world of scientific work.
The social-media platform is often a tool for procrastination, says Jet-Sing M. Lee. But what else can it be?
Social media is a powerful tool for science communication. Instagram’s image-focused model is no exception, say Hunter Hines and Sally Warring.
Networking is a crucial skill for all scientists. Ruth Gotian offers tips for those who struggle to make it work.
Distractions are a fundamental aspect of the modern world, but we don’t have to become hermits to avoid them.
Psychologists find that Internet trolls seem impervious to any efforts to change their behaviour.
Scientists are increasingly embracing social media in their professional lives. Here, we look at the different platforms available to researchers and how social media engagement can positively influence their day-to-day work and scientific communication.
There are myriad social and professional networking options for scientists. But, so far, none has proved infectious enough to go viral.
Analysis reveals that female researchers are over-represented on the social-media site and that mathematicians and life scientists are less likely to use it.
Social media is shaking up how scientists talk about gender issues.
Projects from around the world will delve into questions such as how misinformation spreads on social-media platforms and who distributes it.
Fears over the impact on mental health of smartphones, social media and other trappings of the digital world are driving tech companies to change, but the evidence remains sketchy.
A growing proportion of global culture exists only online, presenting a challenge to those tasked with maintaining the historical record.
Researchers share their tips for working in environments with unreliable infrastructure.
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
Blogs and tweets are ripping papers apart within days of publication, leaving researchers unsure how to react.