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Twitter versus Facebook: December 2016

We had a surprising number of well-shared posts in December, and there was no obvious topic that caught your eye, apart from Botany of course.

My favourite discoveries are the things where it’s not just that I don’t know something but I didn’t know that I didn’t know it.

This story on the megaherbs of the sub-antarctic has plenty of that. This link was popular on Twitter against a lot of competition, and just missed out on taking top spot on Facebook too.

Facebook went for Atlas Obscura‘s post on ferns.

We could also say the same about this, narrowly missing top spot on Twitter for shares.

However, it wasn’t close for the top blog post.

I think this post by Nigel Chaffey is a nice way to end the year. It has mystery. It has surprise. It also has hope, because we can use science to find the answers.

And that wraps up the automated posts for this year. Now we return work for 2017. Or tomorrow, as today is a Sunday.

Alun Salt

Alun (he/him) is the Producer for Botany One. It's his job to keep the server running. He's not a botanist, but started running into them on a regular basis while working on writing modules for an Interdisciplinary Science course and, later, helping teach mathematics to Biologists. His degrees are in archaeology and ancient history.

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