One of the most powerful things about social media is how easy it is to form, build, and grow communities. These can be communities based on identity or politics or hobbies or passion…or even profession.
Scientist enjoy talking to other scientists on a range of topics on everything from the weekend weather outlook to the deepest mysteries of the world around us. They also like talking about their profession. They like talking about opportunities, career advancement, notable or infamous people in the field, plans for the latest conference, and so on.
It should come as no surprise whatsoever that some of these conversations are happening on social media. These platforms allow scientists from around the world to engage in discussions on their profession and discipline. Discussions that had already been happening before the advent of social media, but on a much more limited, local level.
Everywhere from Facebook groups to long Twitter threads, scientists talk about the job of science. While some of these discussions are closed to the public, some (especially those happening on Twitter) are wide open, allowing anyone to peer inside and see the guts of what goes on inside the scientific profession.
And what you’ll find probably isn’t all that surprising. New job opportunities. Complaints about the quality of work of certain colleagues. Grumblings about policy decisions that affect the community. Debates over directions of where the profession should go or what the most interesting topics are. It’s all the usual chatter that happens at, say, your typical conferences, but it never ends and anyone can join.
And since it’s tough to get into a scientific conference unless you’re actually a scientist participating in the field, these conversations open a whole new world into science. Most amazingly, they do a large part to demystify the job. To scientists, the actual day today is like any other job. There are people you’re in charge of, people you report to, a mix of short and long-term goals, and all the interpersonal issues and relationships that make workplace environments exactly what they are.
Seeing these conversations play out for yourself is as easy as finding a scientist you like on social media and following them. Who knew that the doors to science have been so wide open for so long?
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Business for a Barrie restaurant is plummeting during the most recent lockdown, and it’s prompting the owner to reach out on social media for help.
“We have zero orders for Thursday; we have zero orders for Friday and Saturday,” says Urban Dish owner Jennifer LeGallais, “it’s a little heartbreaking when we realize that without your take-out orders, we will not make it until May.”
The Urban Dish has been a staple in Barrie’s south end for eight years, and last night, LeGallais, posted a video to Facebook in one final desperate attempt to get the business flowing once again.
Less than twelve hours later, LeGallais woke up to something she could never have imagined; the video was seen more than 5,000 times, and the restaurants’ phone was ringing off the hook.
“We have 75 or 80 orders going now as of (Wednesday) night, and we had zero, so this is crazy,” she says.
But despite most recent orders, LeGallais says she is still just trying to make it to May; that’s when the warm patio season typically gets going.
“We kind of use the hashtag ‘makes it to May’ because that’s when our patio opens and warmer weather comes, and whatever stage the lockdown is at, we have faith that the patio will be open for at least that,” she says.
The same goes for many of the restaurants that are still open in downtown.
“It’s the inconsistency of opening and closing that’s really been the issue,” says North Country owner Steve Ricalis.
Ricalis owns three establishments in the downtown core, and so far, take has been good to him, but he says he’ll agree to anything to get people back.
“Patio season would be great, but I’d rather see people inside the restaurants myself,” says Ricalis. “Every bit helps for sure you know even the ten people helped you just selling some alcohol and stuff like that it does help.”
On Monday night, Barrie city council will discuss the possibility of opening patios as soon as April 1st. It may also consider waving any fees associated with the patio permits this summer
Penguins alter social media post, admit wrongdoing – National Post
Social media users are calling a penalty on the Pittsburgh Penguins for altering a photo to make fans look as if they were wearing their required face masks properly.
The Penguins tweeted a photo Wednesday night with spectators in the stands at PPG Paints Arena for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic nearly one year ago. The photo is accompanied by a caption that reads, “We just had to say this again… Thanks for the continued support, Penguins fans. We can’t wait to see you tomorrow night.”
But a Pittsburgh-area reporter posted an original photo from Getty Images that showed three fans wearing masks improperly — and one woman maskless — and compared it with the image posted by the team.
In the photo shared by the Penguins, the masks of the three people cover their noses, which they didn’t in the original, and the maskless woman is cropped out.
Twitter users said the Penguins were wrong.
“Whoever made the decision to photoshop masks on fans in this photo should be fired, and the team should apologize. This is a historic pandemic that’s killed over 500,000 – and your franchise player has missed ice time because of it,” one man wrote, referring to Penguins star Sidney Crosby, who is out because of league health and safety protocols. “You can do better than lying to the public.”
The team released a statement Thursday.
“While perhaps well intended, our staffer should not have altered a wide crowd photo to adjust masks on faces of even a few fans who were not strictly following the rules. Our social media team should never send out altered photos to our fan base. This is a violation of our social media and safety policy, and this staffer has been disciplined,” the statement said.
The team also said “they are taking all precautions to enforce the use of masks to keep our fans safe” and adopting a “zero-tolerance policy.”
On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced an occupancy limit of 15 percent at indoor venues, meaning PPG Paints Arena can hold about 2,800 fans for hockey.
The Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night and will host them again Thursday night in the second of a three-game series. The team hadn’t played at home in front of spectators since March 8, 2020.
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