Science Twitter: Personal boundaries on a professional platform

“Do I have to stop posting my critiques of higher education?” “Will the leadership take me seriously if I use GIFs?” “Am I still allowed to Tweet about cats?” These are a few questions I had to navigate when I began my career as a professional development staff member at Johns Hopkins University in the fall of 2017. To develop my science communication skills, I had started my professional Twitter account a few months earlier when I was a postdoc at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I was pleased to learn that many Hopkins faculty, students, staff, and leaders use professional social media accounts, too…

By Kate Bradford

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