04/03/2009 - Institutional news
We are making use of the new tools within our reach to spread information
Twitter is a microblog that allows you to communicate up-to-the-minute information easily and instantly. It straddles different communication tools already in existence: instant messaging, SMS, blogs, social networking and chat. In our case, it can be accessed through IMIM or IMIMa't’s home pages on the web.
In the world of popular science, this tool serves to spread any interesting information one wishes to get out to other people on this online network (who must be subscribed to the service) instantly (website news, agenda, articles published at IMIMa't and so on). Examples of communication media and entities linked with scientific research that use Twitter are the BBC’s Science and Technology channel (with over 3,700 subscribers), the New York Times’ Science section, el País and RECERCAT.
For those who aren’t acquainted with Twitter, it is a communication tool that has been thriving in the United States for over a year now and that has recently taken Europe by storm. If you are interested in taking part, you need only enter here or through the Twitter tab on the web site and register.
The YouTube channel was created with the intention of bringing together all of the audiovisual material produced by our institution. It can be accessed from the IMIM and IMIMa't’s home pages on the web.
Likewise, we have recently incorporated Creative Commons licensing into the IMIMa't blog, allowing the information we produce to be popularised and shared. We feel that general use of this licensing is a good response to the growing demand for knowledge generated using public funds to be opened up, since using the licensing gives citizens (people, associations, companies and so forth) the power to re-apply the knowledge generated from our publication, truly taking part in cultural creation and collective intelligence.