Scientific societies in the internet age

My first post for Canadian Science Publishing came out on their blog yesterday:
“These days much of our life takes place online: banking and bill payments, keeping in touch with friends and colleagues via social media, reading the news, and more. Are scientific societies keeping pace with these changes, and should they even try?
As a scientist, you likely belong to a plethora of societies. Most have basic services, including a website, the ability to join and renew online, and a newsletter – often in PDF format. Only a few, however, emulate societies like the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which adds to these basic services a series of guest blogs, an active Twitter account, online streaming of conference sessions, and more.
You may wonder what the point is of all these activities – and what it has to do with you and your science.”
Also includes references to Canadian groups like the Society of Canadian Limnologists and the Canadian Association of Geographers. Read more here.

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