social media Archives - State of the Planet

The Communication Climate After 2020: Stormy but Hopeful

A global community, including the Earth Institute’s Initiative on Communication and Sustainability, is working hard to make information and connectivity matter a little more each day.

by |December 31, 2020
Two hikers on a rocky and grassy mound in front of a glacier and mountains in the background.

What Social Media Can Teach Us About Human-Environment Relationships

Researchers used Instagram hashtags to analyze how people feel about their environments, furthering the study of cultural ecosystem services.

by |August 25, 2020

Mass Media World, Social Media World and the Real World

In the world outside of the mass and social media, we can have a reasoned, and even emotional argument about what we should do about the situation we are in.

by |June 1, 2020

5 Questions: Richard Plunz on Crowdsourcing Urban Design with Twitter

A project from the Urban Design Lab combines mapping techniques with Twitter-usage data to gain a real-time understanding of how people occupy public space.

by |March 19, 2019

Cat Puns, Scientists and Social Media

Social media plus scientists plus Chemistry Cat puns is a great formula for a talk, right?

by |January 29, 2013
SOP 2012 students social media

Socially Speaking, the State of the Planet

If you wanted to get a sense of the State of the Planet, you didn’t need to be at the Columbia University conference on Oct. 11. You just needed to follow #SOP2012. Six hundred people gathered at the event to think about the future of sustainable development, while 476 people sent 1,300 tweets, making about 6.2 million impressions through Twitter. And one thread running through the event was that social media is an important way to draw attention to sustainable development issues on an international platform and in a comprehensible way.

by |October 31, 2012

Climate Scientist to World: “Ask me Anything”

“After the warm winter, is this summer going to be insanely hot?”

by |June 1, 2012

Social Media and the Love of Science

What is the role of social media in advancing environmental sustainability and conservation? Do tweeting, posting, and blogging really accelerate technological progress and science?

by |February 29, 2012

A Cup of Joe for #1000

IRI is offering a token of thanks for helping us reach a Twitter milestone. Care to help us get there?

by |February 2, 2012