TIB Themencast launched – seven episodes on the topic of ”Fediverse and Science” with Lambert Heller from TIB

Episode 1: Twitter and the Social Media Crisis 2022

Is social media in crisis – what happened there in 2022? Especially – but not only – with the short messaging service Twitter? In the first TIB Themencast of TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, Lambert Heller, Head of Open Science Lab, addresses the topic of ”Fediverse and Science”.

In short episodes, he looks at very different aspects – from the importance of Open Science for academia, Twitter’s beginnings 17 years ago, the decentralised web and Mastodon to science communication and the concept of data sovereignty.

Twitter and the Social Media Crisis 2022 – Episode 1

Episode 1 is about the social media crisis 2022 and what a social media service like Twitter has to do with science. “A lot,” Heller is convinced, “because Twitter was and is an incredibly much-discussed, relatively ‘direct’ communication channel between (some) researchers worldwide, their peers, but also an international bubble around journalism, politics, NGOs and a generally interested public.”

But even though many scientists use social media for their science communication, there are always fine nuances in the business model of platforms like Twitter that give rise to discussion. And that's what it's all about – discussion and exchange. Therefore, dear listeners and viewers: Comment and join in the discussion!

When will the TIB Themencast take place?

From January to April 2023, there will be a new episode every second Monday. These are the dates: Episode 1 – 23 January 2023 // Episode 2 – 6 February 2023 // Episode 3 – 20 February 2023 // Episode 4 – 6 March 2023 // Episode 5 – 20 March 2023 // Episode 6 – 3 April 2023 // Episode 7 – 17 April 2023 //

Where can I find the TIB Themencast?

You can find the episodes of our themecast on the TIB AV-Portal and wherever podcasts are available. The TIB-Blog provides additional information on the individual episodes.

We look forward to all listeners and viewers and hope you enjoy the podcast!

What is the TIB Themencast?

The TIB Themencast is a video format of the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, which is limited in time and self-contained. In several episodes, current topics and developments are dealt with, which the TIB experts comment on, critically and constructively question and discuss.

The episodes of our thematic podcast are available on the TIB AV-Portal and wherever podcasts are available. The TIB-Blog provides additional information on the individual episodes.

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