The Internet as a resource and support network for diverse geoscientists
Many geologists think mentoring is provided by colleagues sharing a hallway, networking happens over beer at GSA, and learning about new research occurs when reading a journal or attending a conference. For a small but growing group of geoscientists, mentoring, networking, and learning about exciting new research are activities that can take place at any time of day and involve interacting with people all around the world. Imagine a mini-GSA meeting happening at all times. These geoscientists are taking advantage of the interactions and knowledge-sharing afforded by the Internet, through blogs, Twitter, and similar user-generated social media outlets.