Science is Massive on Google+

Science is Massive on Google+

Here’s a fantastic article on the “massive engagement” on Google+ communities! Journalist Simon Owens has featured our community as one example of the dedicated discussions that take place on Google+, dispelling the myth still perpetuated by mainstream media that Google+ is a “ghost town.” 

Simon quotes Google product manager Danielle Buckley who says of G+ communities “People come up with really interesting ways of talking to each other that are community defined and make them really special.” 

Thank you to all our members who make our community one of the top 10 largest communities on Google+ as well as an amazing place for smart science discussion! Simon highlights some of our favourite posts by our community members. Take a look!

HT Johnathan Chung for the ping & Alexander Howard  for posting. #science   #scienceongoogleplus   #stem   #scienceongoogle+   #scienceeveryday

http://www.simonowens.net/google-plus-is-not-a-ghost-town-the-massive-engagement-within-its-communities-platform//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js

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  1. Science on Google+ This a great article. I have learned so many new things from G+ I couldn’t begin to count them. People like Rajini Rao , John Baez Eileen O’Duffy and so many others make my day better every day. I still have a #facebook page but, increasingly, I am becoming more and more disillusioned with it.

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  2. John Donovan Thanks for your kind words. I too learn something new on G+ every day. It is like a global university with thousands of experts from very diverse fields of knowledge all mingling and conversing together. 


    I don’t think I’ve ever had a single discussion on Facebook but Facebook isn’t about discussions, current affairs or news. It is more a family friendly platform for sharing the latest holiday photos and family events with close friends and relatives. 


    In theory LinkedIn (especially groups), should enable like-minded people with shared interests to meet together and debate and discuss. However in practice it is very much a one sided platform with far too many broadcasts and self-promotions. 


    I’m loving G+ and sticking with it! 

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  3. Thanks for the heads up, Kevin Clift ! I’m surprised and honored to find myself in that article.


    I actually already saw Zuleyka Zevallos ‘s post on this. Thanks to all the Science on Google+  admins for making such an amazing community!

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  4. Very Glad to be here.


    Hope


    1) New scientific findings eg., Particle vs Antiparticle


    2) Updates of CERN’s ‘God Particle (Higgs Boson)’


    etc will be covered here.


    Thanking You all.

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  5. Ifinder Ifindi sighs “Why God Particle? Two reasons. One, the publisher wouldn’t let us call it the Goddamn Particle, given its villainous nature and the expense it is causing. And two, there is a connection, of sorts, to another book, a much older one. . . .”  The Higgs was a concept of almost Biblical proportions.


    From


    http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2013/10/09/the-higgs-boson-wins-the-nobel-why-we-call-it-the-god-particle/?optimizely=a

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  6. Ifinder Ifindi i’m not a believer – i do know that i know nothing but i’m relatively sure there’s no god in the biblic sense. There might be a creator behind all of it, but definitely not one that built the earth in 7 days. If there’s a god, it is pretty pathetic to think we’d know what it wants from us. However i have absolutely no problem if people want to believe in a God to give them answers to their everyday struggle with life. Although i think it might be easier to just use the brain and don’t be so damn lazy all the time.

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