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The Secret Life of a Tweet: Joanne Richardson, October 8, 2014

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The Secret Life of a Tweet

October 8, 2014 at 5:30p.m.
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street, St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis
No cover, Please RSVP!

A talk by Joanne Richardson, River Life, University of Minnesota

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The rise of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter enables people to communicate information instantaneously, whether it be a breaking news story, interesting video, or personal updates. While some of the content and contributions from social media users may have us rolling our eyes, the information conveyed through these media portals connects individuals and organizations who may not have connected otherwise. For example, social media is increasingly bringing good science to a wide, interested, and influential audience. Join us at the October Sip of Science as we use a case studies approach to explore the communications of a well-regarded academic scientist to explore the knowledge ecologies of social media communications.

This talk takes place during happy hour at the Aster Cafe; food and drink are available for purchase.

richardson_joanneJoanne Richardson is the digital information strategist for the University of Minnesota’s River Life program. Her undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota focused on geology, architecture, computer science and French, and she received a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the College of Design. Having spent many childhood weekends and holidays backpacking through many of the great American landscapes, she developed an early love of geology that has colored her interests ever since. She has a particular interest in digital media, strategic communications, and responsive design.

A SIP OF SCIENCE – the 2nd Wednesday of every month

A SIP OF SCIENCE is a science happy hour sponsored by the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED). It is a chance to hear about new and exciting research over beer, in a cool bar.  Come talk with the experts about their efforts to address some of the Earth’s most pressing problems. NCED’s A SIP OF SCIENCE brings the wonder of science to happy hour.

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