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This summary, from the Shared Microscope, provides a run-down of some useful tools you can use to share and promote science using social media.

Social media is a great tool to reach directly to public audiences... but it does take time. Creating appealing, good quality posts is one thing. Getting it out there is another, especially when reaching beyond academic circles isn't just a case of putting it on the internet and hoping for the best.

This article, from the Shared Microscope, a consultancy company that specialises in translating health information for patients, provides a nice summary of tools you can use to help make the work of organising your posts a bit easier.

There are a million and one tools, and they all have their pros and cons, so this can at least give you a starting point, especially because best of all, they are free.

What are your top tools for using social media?

Read the article on the Shared Microscope website