“I think the pleasure of completed work is<br />what makes blogging so popular. You have to<br />believe most bloggers have few if any actual<br />readers. The writers are in it for other reasons.<br />Blogging is like work, but without coworkers<br />thwarting you at every turn. All you get is the<br />pleasure of a completed task.”<br />--Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert<br />
“And it occurred to me that there is no such <br />thing as blogging. There is no such thing as <br />a blogger. Blogging is just writing — writing <br />using a particularly efficient type of <br />publishing technology.” <br />--Simon Dumenco, Writer (New York Magazine)<br />
ResearchBlogging.Org<br />“If you don't have a blog, you can still use our site to learn about fascinating developments in cutting-edge research from around the world.” <br />http://researchblogging.org/ <br />
FriendFeed<br />“FriendFeed enables you to discover and discuss the interesting stuff your friends find on the web.”<br />http://friendfeed.com/ <br />
Twitter<br />“Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”<br />http://twitter.com/ <br />
“Blogging is good for your career. A well<br />executed blog sets you apart as an expert in<br />your field.”<br />-- Penelope Trunk, Author of Brazen Careerist and Blogger<br />
Acknowledgements<br />With thanks to Steffi Suhr, Bora Zivkovic, Richard Grant, Stephen Curry, Martin Fenner & other assorted NatureNetwork types for their suggestions.<br />
Other References<br />Scientists enter the blogosphere<br />Bonetta L (2007)<br />Cell 129:443–445 doi:10.1016/j.cell.2007.04.032<br />Advancing Science through Conversations: Bridging the Gap between Blogs and the Academy. <br />Batts SA, Anthis NJ, Smith TC (2008) <br />PLoS Biology 6:e240 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060240<br />By the blog: academics tread carefully <br />Times Higher Education, 9th October 2008<br />
Interesting Blogs<br />Oxford University Science Blog<br />http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/science_blog/<br />Natural History Museum (antarctic conservation project)<br />http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/earth/antarctica/blog/<br />Stanford Blog Directory<br />http://blog.stanford.edu/<br />
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