Your next friend on Facebook might have four legs or maybe fins.
Science is embracing social media more, and one of the most interest developments is Wild Me, which is a platform for linking the public to wildlife and scientists. People can use Wild Me to friend a specific animal on Facebook and receive scientific information about it. Right now, Wild Me connects only with Facebook, but the plan is to expand it to other social media. Check out the video describing it below:
This idea has great potential for citizen science, connecting people with the environment, and helping them understand scientific information. Because it is in its early phases, the project is seeking help with funding, so if you'd like to help or just learn more about it, click here.
It's good to see the interactions of the Web including the whole web of life.