Scientists wary of using social media because it is full of 'junk,' not respected by peers

June 6, 2014 8:04 PM

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The researchers expressed reluctance to use social media and many described it as replete with opinion and "junk" and not a compatible place for scientific research.

Lead author Dr. David Grande, assistant professor of Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues surveyed 215 health and health-policy researchers -- primarily M.D.s and Ph.D.s -- and found 21 percent used blogs and Facebook to communicate their research findings in...

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