I presented an updated version of a talk on why academics should blog and tweet to the Women in Science and Engineering group at Syracuse University yesterday. This time, I labelled it “Science 2.0: Social media use in academia“. It is certainly not meant to be exhaustive, instead I wanted to provide a few insights into how I use my blog, how I tweet and what I get out of online interactions. I also provided some insights into a fairly new platform called ResearchGate that was recently featured in the NYT and most importantly I highlighted how academics can control their online information using Google Scholar Citations pages. I was joined by Kate Brodock, SU’s new Executive Director of Digital and Social Media who added her insights from an institutional perspective.