If you believe there is a role for social networking in advancing the chemical sciences, and it has brought you value we’d like to hear about it. If you are attending the ACS meeting in Indianapolis this fall it would be great if you would present on your work and experiences. This is a Division of Chemical Information session (CINF) and we are already open for abstracts so please submit before the deadline of March 18th!
“There is no shortage of social networking tools available to the scientific community to embrace and, in theory, use to advance the chemical sciences. From YouTube videos for demonstrating lab procedures, to personal blogs or blogging communities, to crowdsourced wikis and Twitter. These tools allow for sharing, for community engagement and collaboration, and many other opportunities to connect scientists (and others) to science. This symposium will examine whether social networking tools offer value to the chemical sciences. We will review how these tools are presently being used and what the opportunities are for the future for improved engagement with the existing systems or the development of new and improved tools.”