science and social media

Today is the age of social media. News papers and magazines are dying and people are now getting their information from places like Facebook, Twitter or… hey! even blogs like this one! Well, besides from online news sources like National Geographic or Science Daily who should you be following to get your daily dose of science? Well, lets take a look at a few of my favorite places gain some serious knowledge.

Photo from gettalkabout.com
Photo from gettalkabout.com

First and foremost don’t forget to like Endangered Living on Facebook and follow me, @SarahABellum on Twitter!

On Facebook:

I Fucking Love Science:

This page is by Elise Andrew, a graduate of the University of Sheffield, and has gained over 9.4 Million ‘likes’ since its creation in March 2012. It’s a great place to find fun facts, the latest happenings, and funny pictures. All in all IFLS is a great addition to any Facebook newsfeed.644518_482964478391235_1344225470_n

Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist

This page is self described as “A rather excellent source of all things biology…” Dr. Bondar is absolutely hilarious and does not always post… er… kid-friendly material. She has a YouTube show called “Wild Sex” all about sex in the animal kingdom. Not to say everything she posts is about sex, she also posts some really amazing animal facts or interesting science related pictures.

Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS)

An organization that works to protect orangutans, specifically Sumatran orangutans. They post all about orangutans and Indonesian conservation efforts.

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Some Twitter handles you should get to know:

@WildAid

All about reducing the demand for wildlife products including ivory, rhino, and shark fin.

@Whysharksmatter

The Twitter of David Shiffman, a marine biologist who studies shark conservation.

@Oceansresearch

A conservation society in British Columbia and Scotland that conducts research on marine wildlife.

@Jgold85

Jason Goldman is a freelance science writer for BBC Future and studies animal behavior and cognition, and zoo biology.

@Exploreorg

A great place to get amazing wildlife photos and educational films.

@DrJonesWales

Dr. Rhys Jones is an evolutionary biologist, herpetologist, parasitologist and ecologist. If he had any more ‘ologist’s after his name I wouldn’t know what to call him!

@Spokesbird

Skrraarrk! It’s Sirocco the New Zealand Kakapo! He ‘tweets’ about birds and New Zealand conservation.

@PrimateEdu

All about primates! Whats not to love?!

@DrBirute

The best for last! Dr. Birute Galdikas, famed primatologist and queen of the orangutans!

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