Check Out Some of the Best Space Writing on Google+: Brian Koberlein

by Fraser Cain on September 11, 2013

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Brian Koberlein is a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. When he’s not teaching, though, he’s communicating science and education on Google+ of all places. Instead of doing a traditional blog, he’s posting article after article directly onto G+. He’s gathered a huge following on the social network, and a level of interaction that would make any blogger jealous.

Here’s an example of a post he did a couple of days ago on black hole thermodynamics.


And here’s one on detecting the atmospheres of extrasolar planets

Oh, Google+ now gives us the ability to embed posts onto our website, so I wanted to see what that looked like too. :-)

Anyway, check out Brian’s writing, circle him on Google+, and watch his occasional appearances on the Weekly Space Hangout.

For anyone who’s considering a field as a science journalist, I highly recommend you follow in Brian’s footsteps. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to write and communicate science. Just get writing. People will notice, and with a large enough readership and body of work, you can get a job anywhere.

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Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

Brian Koberlein September 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Wow, thanks for the kind words. I would say one thing about Google+, it does give you feedback you can see. Even starting out, if you write something interesting and share it to a community, you will likely get a few +1s, or shares. It may not be many at first, but you have an indication that *someone* saw your post. It can give you the motivation to write another post, and then you are on your way.

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