ASSAf’s Social Media Profile

27 September 2017, 08:13

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Challenged by our new President, Prof Jonathan Jansen, who is very active on social media, ASSAf has been making a concerted effort to improve its social media profile. Many staff have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to share news of events for which they are responsible and Nadine Wubbeling, our Online Publishing Administrator for the South African Journal of Science provides overall guidance and keeps track of statistics.

ASSAf is responsible for a number of Twitter and Facebook accounts as follows:
1. Academy of Science of South Africa
@ASSAf_Official
2186 Followers
Academy of Science of South Africa
545 Page likes

2. South African Journal of Science
@SAJS_Official
1386 Followers
South African Journal of Science
1201 Page Likes

3. Quest: Science for South Africa
@QuestSa1
323 Followers
Quest: Science For South Africa
547 Page Likes

4. The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office of Africa (TWAS-ROSSA)
@TWAS_ROSSA
433 Followers
The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa
165 Page Likes

5. Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World South Africa National Chapter
@OWSD_SA
1512 Followers
OWSD SA National Chapter
185 Page Likes

Since the drive to increase ASSAf’s social media presence, the engagements on the ASSAf social media profiles have increased by 284% compared to the previous quarter. The post that was the most popular on Twitter for this period was:
“Legends of South African Science. The full book is available here: https://buff.ly/2iDazvl #ASSAfLegends
This tweet had 13 retweets, 16 post likes, 17 clicks and reached a potential audience of over 16 000 users. The post that was the most popular on Facebook was:
“Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan renowned palaeobiologist has work on extinct animals featured in #ASSAfLegends https://buff.ly/2vkRKDq #WomensMonth
This post had 12 likes, 49 post link clicks, 5 post shares and reached 224 users on Facebook.

We invite those of you who are active on social media to follow us and like our posts.