Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Science Briefly Takes Over Twitter

Today I saw something wonderful. Yes, the biggest scientific experiment in history kicked off, but that's not what I'm talking about. Not directly anyway.

Nope. Today science became cool. At least for a short while.

A lot of us already know that. But for CERN and LHC to be trending on Twitter, that's outreach. A lot of people out there like science, but for some reason the general consensus is that it's boring. But science can be exciting. All you had to do is watch the reactions of people on Twitter as the beams ramped up, the excitement was palpable. And when it reach 3.5 TeV, and collisions started, it just exploded

Let's face it. Science is popular. There appears to be a significant geek vote worldwide.

I just hope that those with clout will sit up and take notice.

 

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