Christie Wilcox (@NerdyChristie) comes on to school us on lionfish with liver damage and why scientists should use social media.  Come for the invasive species, stay for the social media smackdown!

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You can read more about obese lion fish in Christie’s excellent Slate article.

If you’re a scientist looking for advice on social networking, be sure to check out the Social Networking for Scientists Wiki Christie has helped set up, which is chock full of advice on using different social media platforms.

Christie and Steven ended up having a much longer discussion about the science of science communication online, which you can watch in the unedited video here. That long discussion somehow inspired Morgan to create this, which should be hitting movie theatres sometime in 2014:

The Twitter Files - Steven Wants to Believe (in science communication backed up with statistically quantifiable data)

The Twitter Files – Steven Wants to Believe (in science communication backed up with statistically quantifiable results & data)