The Unbearable Emptiness of Science on Twitter

Discover Magazine’s Neuroskeptic blog expounds a study regarding the discussion of scientific papers on Twitter is largely dominated by spam bots, paid content promoters, and “monomaniacs” obsessed with a single issue.  This analysis found: obsessive single issue tweeting, duplicate tweeting from multiple accounts presumably under centralized professional management, bots, and much presumably human tweeting duplicative, almost entirely mechanical tweets devoid of original thought.

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