Do the Twitter-bug: How social media is connecting citizens and scientists (TVO)

TVO: Do the Twitter-bug: How social media is connecting citizens and scientists. “It was 10 p.m. in Chicago when a Twitter user posted a photo of a small luminous object he’d found in his backyard. At first, Sean McConnell, a molecular geneticist and biochemist at the University of Chicago, thought it was one of his kids’ toys glowing in the grass. But on closer inspection, he realized it was a worm. He took to social media hoping someone could tell him what species it was. Hundreds of kilometres away and an hour ahead, in Guelph, Morgan Jackson came across the Twitter image. He recognized the mystery worm instantly.”