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My Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship about Science on Social Media

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This January I visited London for an interview. I was feeling nervous and excited and, as I usually handle challenging situations, I tweeted about it. People on twitter offered words of encouragement and support. Some of the people that tweeted I have met and know well, others I only know through twitter (and I don't even know their real name). With all of these people I have built relationships completely online and we have shared advice, interesting news stories and silly memes. The tweeting helped, I found at the end of February that I was successful. The twitter conversations I had just before the interview helped me get through the interview, and reinforced my feelings about why I was there.

The interview was for a project focusing on how science is shared via social media with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. The project is a Travel Fellowship and I'm going to be meeting with people across the USA, China and Japan to see how they are approaching science communicati…