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An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists

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Monthly audience by communication methodology shown on A) log scale and B) linear scale.

Filled bars indicate traditional methodologies and unfilled bars indicate online methodologies. Data sources are as follows: 1. estimate; 2. estimate; 3. Scientific American (; 4. San Diego Union-Tribune (; 5. New York Times (; 6. Twitter (; 7. Wordpress (; 8. Facebook ( Numbers reflect the potential monthly audience for each medium, and not necessarily the number of users who access a particular content item on that medium. All data accessed on January 22, 2013 and normalized to monthly views.

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