You like it, your friends like it, scientists hate it, and everyone seems to be talking about it all the time. Popular Facebook page “I F*cking Love Science” is no less than a social media phenomenon with 22 million likes on its page
In 2012, Elise Andrew began posting a variety of weird science facts, factoids, memes, and a variety of immensely shareable content to a Facebook page to share with friends. It took off within weeks, and it hasn’t really stopped since. Since then, “IFL Science” has been celebrated and decried on a tremendous scale.
There has been talk of a TV show, while Andrew has collaborated with the company responsible for the Discovery Channel and has been celebrated as a STEM “outreach hero.” In contrast, Andrew has also been widely criticized by the science community for posting unverifiable claims, inaccurate articles and not attributing credit where it’s due Read more…
Source: Mashable Social Media