Our society is surrounded by the internet and social media. When we are bored or feeling depressed or just want to express what’s on our mind we go to the internet. The internet helps enhance information worldwide giving people much greater access to figures, facts, statistics and allowing that information to circulate much faster and gives people a voice. There are different types of digital media that people now, and days use to communicate, share posts, find out what’s going on around the world, posting pictures and all more things you can think of.
Users have a chance to explore the abundance of information the web has to offer. Not only is information easier to distribute, but the ways in which people share with others has changed as well. For example, emailing has brought back the idea of letter writing which helps to generate a well developed response due to the fact that there is time to compose a thought out reply. Other lines of connecting to users, like Facetime, let people from any place at any time have a conversation. This access has come in handy to many over the world to speak with whomever needed.
The choice of used methods can only be based on the goal of finding the truth. When judging other publications or presentations, a scientific researcher must only be guided by scientific arguments. When giving education, it must be avoided that only your own study books are used. Every scientific researcher must inform the university about his sideline activities and this information must be accessible on the universities website. - not partial: treating all equal - a scientific researcher must not let personal interest, preference, affection or prejudice affect his judgment and decisions.
An important aspect of the social media sites is the degree at which users share the news channeled to them by the media houses. It is estimated that half of the social media users have shared new stories, videos, and images received from media houses (Tobias, 2011, p.34). In fact, studies indicate that social media has passed television and radio stations as the main source of news for the young people (Shirky, 2011, p.26). Apart from news, social media also creates other forms of awareness among the people of the world (Hansen, Shneiderman & Smith, 2010, p.33). For instance, some organizations use social media sites as the route to spread awareness on health, social and political issues.
Katz writes about how the use of visual media can provide information that cannot be described with text alone. He also describes how the internet has led to much more information being available to the public and has allowed scientists to use more space when presenting information. The internet has also allowed scientific literature to be released at a much faster rate than ever before and it is up to online scientific publishers to keep the public up to date on their findings. However, one important aspect in this scientific communication revolution that may be getting overlooked is access to the information. One leading exemplary to all the topics Katz discuses is CERN.
Scientific literacy is the ability to use the scientific process of logical deduction in everyday life. This has made it very important in modern society ever since the 16th century. As Hurd (1997) states, important figures throughout history such as Thomas Jefferson, James Wilkinson and Herbert Spencer have advocated for an education that propagates scientific literacy as an important building block of society. However, there is a massive debate regarding the medium this propagation should take place. There are two sides to the debate, the first being the teachers who use typical teaching mechanisms to advocate scientific literacy while the other side are the teachers who prefer the unconventional instead (Balraj & Pandian, 2010).
Introduction “Society has and ought to have an interest in scientific research because it is supported by, and for the good of, society”. - Jorge Morales Pedraza From this statement, it is clearly defined that science is for society and society is for science. Science greatly relies on the needs of the society and society relies on the information provided by scientists. Citizens exerts most trust on their belief to scientific theories and principles, they believe that scientist and expertise has greater knowledge than anybody else. People always consider science as first and last option as source of reliable and true knowledge.
What I believe to be the most important when looking at scientific information is the creditably of the sources. Like if an article is being used to back up a statement, is that article peer reviewed. Also I think looking into the scientist back ground, how many studies have they done how good of an understanding they may have of the subject being studied. We also can’t for get to check if their previous studies have been
The problem of environmental degradation is becoming the central issue amid the development everywhere. Communication has been in the spotlight of development for the recent years or we can say that first, it is communication then the development takes place. It is interesting to note, given the basic function of communication as the root of human interaction, that is a planned process. So it is of considerable significance that communication has played dynamic role in the development of the society. Needs of the people encourages effective communication to reach the desired goal.
Science communication is to some degree always about power relations between science communicators and laymen. It is possible that the science communication is not taken seriously by the audience at all, it can be made fun of and perceived as stupid and