Potential of social network and internet media for biodiversity mapping and conservation

Aravind, NA (2013) Potential of social network and internet media for biodiversity mapping and conservation. Current Science, 105 (3). pp. 291-293. ISSN 0011-3891

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Internet and digital technology has revo-lutionized the rate and efficiency with which data and knowledge are transmit-ted and shared among people. In particu-lar, the social media such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Flickr, e-mail discus-sion groups, etc.1, has shrunk the com-munication space like never before and has turned out to be powerful agents for obtaining rapid news updates. Their rela-tively easy access through computers, mobile phones and a host of other gad-gets have made these very user friendly so much so they are probably the most frequently used technologies today. No wonder then an army of social network-ing sites are set afoot that transmit and share information on almost infinite number of issues ranging from archae-ology to zoology or from sighting traffic offenders to stars in the night sky. Here, I discuss a specific case of how social network and Internet media can effec-tively be used in biodiversity mapping and conservation.

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Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 06:18
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URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/343

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