Here’s a translated and slightly edited version of my op. ed. in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, 30 August 2013. Knut Olav Åmås, science editor at Aftenposten, writes that academics need to be active on social media in order to fulfil their duty to spread new insights to society at large. Such calls can seem like moralizing armchair theory. Many researchers in Norway share my own experience: workdays are tied to specific projects and the production of results under pressure. There’s a long list of important things one ought to do on top of this. Being in the forefront of research is … Continue reading Do academics have a duty to tweet?