Connecting you with plant scientists on Google+

We’re adding a couple of things for Google+ users from our page. They both tackle a problem that particularly affects new users, that Google+ can look a bit empty.

The first is a Botanic Gardens circle. This is a collection of all the botanic gardens we’ve found using Google+. Some accounts are more active than others, but it should give you a steady drip of plant-related posts into your stream.

The other is being set up at the moment. It’s a professional botanist / plant scientist circle. This is a way for new people to connect with others already on site. If we update it regularly then it should be a useful way for people to get their posts noticed by others in similar fields. It’s not going to be as tightly focussed on plant science as the Botanic Gardens circle, because plant scientists are just as likely as anyone else to post videos of kittens. If you do post about a conference or job opportunity then by being in this circle you’re more likely to have someone with an interest read it.

To join the botanist / plant scientist circle you’ll need to be on Google+, following our page and then click on the +1 button. If you’re not following us we can’t add you to the circle for privacy reasons. Or to put it another way, would you really want companies highlighting you without your permission?

Alun Salt

When he's not the web developer for AoB Blog, Alun Salt researches something that could be mistaken for the archaeology of science. His current research is about whether there's such a thing as scientific heritage and if there is how would you recognise it?

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