It's common knowledge that social media use continues to rise - because of this, it's been recognized that there's an actual potential to utilize these "new platforms" as educational tools in one way or another (Greenhow & Robelia, 2009; Evans, 2014; Moll & Nielsen, 2015). So what is this all about? I certainly do not claim to be the new Carl Sagan, but as someone directly involved with scientific research I can do my part: I'm starting a blog about
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