Thursday, April 20, 2017

Worth a Read

The following in PLOS and in Nature is worth a read. Really. Namely:

In the first broad look at the behaviour of thousands of scientists on Twitter, researchers have found that women are better represented on the social-media site than on scientific papers. The team also noted that scientists tended to stick with researchers in their area of expertise while on the social-media site....“This is a really interesting finding,” ...says. Male scientists tend to have their papers cited more than female scientists, and there are more male full professors than female ones at US universities, she notes. So Twitter “may have more participation from women than we would expect”.

It may be interesting to follow. But just sit in any New York Restaurant and it is obvious.