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What you tweetin’ bout Willis – Real Scientists

What you tweetin’ bout Willis

A great big RealScientists thanks and farewell to Dr Paul Willis of RiAus for his week curating the @RealScientists account. We hope you found Paul’s tweets about science communication, science funding and science policy (not to mention science moobs) as interesting and engaging as we did. Paul’s time with us saw an array of milestones, including the arrival of our thousandth follower (rewarded with a 20 million year old crocodile tooth as a lucky door prize… you just don’t get that sort of thing from @Sweden, folks) and ABC radio interviews with both Paul and our Fearless Leader Upulie. We didn’t even seem to lose followers when Paul started talking about his big bone.

For those who missed any of Paul’s curation of the account, catch up via ScienceSarah’s Storification of Paul’s tweetery: http://storify.com/RealScientists/real-scientists-dr-paul-willis-aka-fossilcrox

Next up on RealScientists is Dr Helen Maynard-Casely of the Australian Synchrotron. Which apparently we’re giving away to our 100,000th follower, probably to the dismay of the people who work there. However I read it on Twitter so it must be true. More about @Dr_HelenMC in our next post. Thanks for reading, and keep following!


James is a recovering scientist and escaped postdoc who works in research management at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He's now retired from active @RealScientists duty, after serving from the project's beginnings in 2013 through to mid 2015. When not managing research, surviving #PlanetParenthood or pretending not to be an expat Australian in the Deep South of NZ, he tweets @theotherdrsmith.

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