Using Facebook to Share Scientific Data

Since the announcement that Facebook will  accept interactive 3D embeds, we have been uploading cryo-em and xray diffraction data into Sketchfab.  As shown below, these structures are easily posted to a Facebook page.  Clicking on the “More Information” tab within the viewer will display the EMDatabank / RCSB download links, authors and publication. We are currently exploring the use of these tools for data-sharing via social media.

One can post directly to Facebook using the sharing tab located on the viewer, as shown below: