#psynom18: The digital frontier

The Psychonomic Society has been actively upgrading its digital presence—not just here, on the Featured Content site, but also during our annual meetings. We have been tweeting with our own hashtag for several years, and this year we are taking several extra steps.

Live tweeting

The hashtag for this year’s meeting is #psynom18.

Everybody is welcome to join in, and the Twitter feeds during the last few years were quite vibrant. This year, we have recruited a team of 17 “Twitternomes” who will be live-tweeting on the Society’s behalf throughout the meeting.

This should generate lots of content and a vibrant online discussion. So remember to filter your stream for #psynom18 and join the conversation.

Coverage for members who cannot attend

Live tweeting is a good way of getting a sense of what is happening at a conference.

But we will go beyond that: the “Twitternomes” will also prepare brief synopses of talks they attended and that they found particularly interesting for one reason or another. At the end of each day, a selection of those synopses will be compiled into an email to the membership the next morning. The full set will also be made available on the featured-content site.

For the first time, members who cannot attend will be able to follow the meeting in (near) real time.

Digital meeting on Saturday

As in previous years, we will hold an event during the conference that is dedicated to digital affairs:

Putting the Public into Science and Making Science Public

Stephan Lewandowsky, Lou Shomette, Cassandra Jacobs, Joachim Vandekerckhove

Saturday, November 17, 12 noon – 1:30pm | Strand 10 A/B

This meeting with the Digital Content Editor, the Society’s Executive Director, and members of our team of Digital Associate Editors will provide an opportunity for review and discussion of the Society’s many digital initiatives.

We will review our standard content on this blog, the past and future Digital Events, and our most recent additions to our online features:

  • Learning Groups, which provide an opportunity for members of the society to use our online material in teaching via a customized landing page (i.e., an online syllabus with links to content).
  • Resources for Research, which link to articles (mainly in Behavior Research Methods) reporting new resources such as visual stimuli, word norms, and so on.

Please join us on Saturday. We welcome feedback, ideas, and suggestions from the membership to make even better use of our growing digital platform.

 

 

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