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Science Blogging


May 2009

May 2009

Published in Technology , News & Politics
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  • 1. What’s the Point?
    EAP2009 - Crash, Bang, Wallop
    Dr. Katherine J. Haxton
    10th May 2009
  • 2. Nature Network
  • 3. Nature Network
  • 4. “I think the pleasure of completed work is
    what makes blogging so popular. You have to
    believe most bloggers have few if any actual
    readers. The writers are in it for other reasons.
    Blogging is like work, but without coworkers
    thwarting you at every turn. All you get is the
    pleasure of a completed task.”
    --Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert
  • 5. What is Science Blogging?
  • 6. “And it occurred to me that there is no such
    thing as blogging. There is no such thing as
    a blogger. Blogging is just writing — writing
    using a particularly efficient type of
    publishing technology.”
    --Simon Dumenco, Writer (New York Magazine)
  • 7. ResearchBlogging.Org
  • 8. ResearchBlogging.Org
    “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.”
  • 9. FriendFeed
    “FriendFeed enables you to discover and discuss the interesting stuff your friends find on the web.”
  • 10. Twitter
    “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?”
  • 11. Suggestions
  • 12. Interesting Blogs
    Royal Society of Chemistry
    Chemistry World
    RSC Blog
    The Sceptical Chymist (Nature Chemistry)
    The Forensic News Blog
  • 13. “Blogging is good for your career. A well
    executed blog sets you apart as an expert in
    your field.”
    -- Penelope Trunk, Author of Brazen Careerist and Blogger
  • 14. Acknowledgements
    With thanks to Steffi Suhr, Bora Zivkovic, Richard Grant, Stephen Curry, Martin Fenner & other assorted NatureNetwork types for their suggestions.
  • 15. Other References
    Scientists enter the blogosphere
    Bonetta L (2007)
    Cell 129:443–445 doi:10.1016/j.cell.2007.04.032
    Advancing Science through Conversations: Bridging the Gap between Blogs and the Academy.
    Batts SA, Anthis NJ, Smith TC (2008)
    PLoS Biology 6:e240 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060240
    By the blog: academics tread carefully
    Times Higher Education, 9th October 2008
  • 16. Interesting Blogs
    Oxford University Science Blog
    Natural History Museum (antarctic conservation project)
    Stanford Blog Directory