Using video & the social web to build online community

Using video & the social web to build online community

Check out Frontier Scientists‘ new website for ideas on incorporating video and building online community through the social web.

Frontier Scientists is an online hub for breaking scientific news from leading Arctic scientists in Archaeology, Geology, Anthropology, the Humanities, Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Chemistry and more.

The website includes vodcasts featuring the work of researchers who are often the first modern visitors to visit the sites of their field work.  This vodcast on Cook Inlet volcanoes shows photos of Alaska volcanoes taken from the space shuttle.

To build online community–and connect with travelers, teachers, students, aspiring scientists, and anyone interested in scientific discovery–the site lets laypeople Ask a Scientist about their latest Alaska research.  And Frontier Scientists is getting the word out by hosting a My Alaska photo contest with prizes: http://frontierscientists.com/my-alaska-2/.

Merry Ann Moore
merryannmoore@gmail.com

I'm a comms pro who brings the romance and excitement of digital to the old standbys. Like just picking up the phone and calling a reporter after retweeting a story. I cover the waterfront (communications strategy, content marketing, web content, branding, email marketing, more) but don't pretend to be an expert in it all. After work, I'm probably cycling, walking the dogs, chaturanga-ing or watching international soccer or the USWNT. Pet peeve: overuse of the word "passionate" in every business profile you read.

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