I don't really understand why people are so interested in me, personally. I'm just a curator. I'm just telling people things I think are cool.
I was absolutely astonished by an onslaught of comments expressing their absolute shock that IFLS is run by a woman.
I'm not a model or an actress; I'm just a 23 year old who likes to talk about science. Why does what I look like matter so much?
If you're going to believe crazy things, people are going to laugh at you.
It's a sad day when a woman being funny and interested in science is considered newsworthy.
To be honest, what I struggled with in my degree is what's so helpful when it comes to social media in that I lack focus. I'll start reading about evolutionary biology and end up on quantum physics. While that makes writing your dissertation very difficult, for a page like IFLS, that's amazing because I get a wide range of everything.
Often, some people dress something up to make it sound scientific, use scientific words, call themselves doctor something-or-other, and then you look them up, and they're trying to make it sound like something it's not. There's this entire field that's adding the word 'quantum' to everything. It doesn't even make sense in that context.
In science, every question answered leads to 10 more. I love that science can never, ever be finished. From a young age, people think, 'Science is hard and boring.' We don't tell children, 'Yes, you have to learn these formulae and theorems, but then you go on to learn about nuclear reactions and stars.'
I'm very lucky because people send me a lot of stuff and post cool articles and pictures on my wall, which does make life a lot easier for me. When we were at 60,000 or 100,000 'likes,' I was still having to source the content myself, and I was constantly trolling the Internet, whereas now things are sent to me, which does make it a lot easier.