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August 2019 – Emotion and Science Communication

Good science communication engages the senses. At Econnect, we focus on awakening curiosity, fascination, enthusiasm, and a desire to know in our audiences.

Science communication that leaves audiences feeling confused or bored, or even excluded can be worse than no

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Happy belated birthday, YouTube

By Robbie Mitchell

February marked the 10th anniversary of YouTube.

If you could travel back to 2005 and tell the world how popular the platform would become, almost everyone would laugh at you. Viewing and uploading video to the web … Read more

Dealing with blog comments

By Robbie Mitchell

Do you want to start a blog or website but you’re anxious about the comments you might receive?

One way to manage conversations is to not have a comments section.

Although this practice may seem contrary to … Read more

A Polish lesson in Twitter

By Robbie Mitchell

Over the past 10 months, Alison, Tom and I have travelled to Poland several times to run workshops in new media and web 2.0 for scientists.

The 2-day workshops were borne out of our online course, Science Read more