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A successful practice of internet-based science communication

Yun Xiao  

Wen Li  

Yu Chen  

Chuanru Yin  

With the spread of Internet and people’s increasing trust on the Internet, IT-based science communication embraces new challenge and opportunity. The science community serves as the information source; while the practitioners of IT-based science communication serves as the core force to process raw data creatively as well as the collaborator to encourage other participant forces and promote the efficiency of the whole.

Science would serve the Society better when more common people could understand, appreciate and raise doubts on Science. In IT-based science communication, various measures should be taken to communicate the knowledge, method, procedure and responsibility of Science, promoting the exchange and mutual understanding between Science Community and the Public.

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