With even the Kenyan military and the hostage takers using Twitter in this current siege, I’m contemplating the many ways Twitter shapes not just the news, but so many communications. Then along comes this paragraph in The New York Times, from a profile story about Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations:
Friends say she is unaccustomed to being called Madam Ambassador, or to having people rise when she enters a room. Her @AmbassadorPower Twitter account provides a hint of how she sees herself. “United States ambassador to the United Nations,” it reads. “Mother, human rights defender, teacher, writer and member of the @RedSox nation.”
A New U.S. Player, Put on World Stage by Syria – NYTimes.com.
This story of a life shows the struggles of young scientists, women scientists and those who cross the line of “conventional” science. Dr. Pert also was quotable and had a sense of humor. That helps in communicating about science. Now I know her name, from her obituary in The Washington Post.
Candace B. Pert, neuroscientist who discovered opiate receptor, dies at 67 – The Washington Post.
Top USA TODAY Science Journalist Dan Vergano Joins NationalGeographic.com as Senior Science Editor and Writer, Continues Year of Major Digital Hires – National Geographic Society Press Room.
National Geographic has merged print and digital operations into one and has a daily presence. This isn’t a magazine as we used to know the monthly, and I am pleased to see the connections of science and politics that Vergano brings.