08.10.2012 | GSI on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
"Hello everybody! Receive the the latest images, infos and videos about #GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research also on Twitter."
Today the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research sent its first tweet. From now on we distribute the latest research results and job offers also in the social networks Twitter and Facebook. We also tweet live from events like our lecture series "Wissenschaft für Alle" and publish the latest videos and images.
To reach the 14- to 29-year-olds there is no getting around social networks as 96 percent in this age range in Germany are registered in one network at least. But Twitter and Co. have gone beyond being just entertainment. In the last years they evolved to serious sources of information. Journalists, politicians and other decision makers look for information, socialize and identify trends that are not picked up by classical media.
For science communication new media are a great opportunity: Via social networks people can be inspired by research even if they don't read the science section in their daily newspaper every morning. The dialog social media lives on makes science livelier, easier to understand and to access. We are looking forward to the dialog with all social network users. Questions, opinions and suggestions are very welcome. Our Facebook page is in German. On Twitter we have an English and a German channel.