In November 2011, EarthSky earned its 12,000th follower, on Twitter. EarthSky lead producer Jorge Salazar said
We’re grateful to be able to keep our Twitter fans posted with up-to-the-minute science information. Our tweets don’t just bring our fans science news, they lead our Twitter followers to posts featuring the voices of scientists themselves. Even in the busy Twitterverse, it’s a unique communication.
The EarthSky promise: “To bring the ideas, strategies, and research results of scientists to people around the world, with the goal of illuminating pathways to a sustainable future.”