London, UK – Molecular biologist Dr. Russell Leeves told The Allium today that he was not so much using Twitter for scientific outreach, but rather he was using it in an effort to make up for the love his parents never showed him as a child.
“My father was an ecologist”, said Dr. Leeves, “so naturally this meant he was incapable of showing love to anything but his old copy of “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau.”
I send out happy science-related tweets to cyberspace, even though I am completely dead on the inside
“Sometimes, by accident, he would call me F1, because he had forgotten my name and just knew that I was an offspring of his.”
“So, now every day I log on to twitter and through my tears, I send out happy science-related tweets to cyberspace, even though I am completely dead on the inside, in the hope that somebody responds and shows me some love and kindness.”
“But they don’t”.
“I’m hoping that someday I will have more than 57 twitter followers and maybe then my dad will be proud of me.”