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«Academics are now able to network and receive feedback from fellow researchers and the public online, which builds friendships and presents professional opportunities. Scientists online can converse with fellow writers, scientists, artists, researchers, and teachers from all over the world, a pool of contacts far larger than any university faculty. A Twitter follower audience is able to provide near-instant opinions and references, can be used to crowdsource data, and spread awareness or knowledge about a certain issue or topic one feels passionately about-which can result in an overwhelming response of support».
«By bringing science to the public in digestible 140 character messages in a neutral environment such as the Internet, people are able to access science without taking any risks or making an extensive effort to involve oneself».
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