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A talk on networking and blogging for life scientists. Part of a science communication seminar series, Diamantina Institute, Princess Alexandra hospital, Brisbane.

A talk on networking and blogging for life scientists. Part of a science communication seminar series, Diamantina Institute, Princess Alexandra hospital, Brisbane.

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  • 1. What can science networking online do for you? Neil Saunders School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences University of Queensland http://nsaunders.wordpress.com November 26, 2008 N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 1 / 29
  • 2. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 2 / 29
  • 3. science without online networking... N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 3 / 29
  • 4. ...and how it could be N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 4 / 29
  • 5. still not convinced? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 5 / 29
  • 6. still not convinced? Wherever you work, most of the smart people are somewhere else – Bill Joy N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 5 / 29
  • 7. still not convinced? Wherever you work, most of the smart people are somewhere else – Bill Joy It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure – Clay Shirky N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 5 / 29
  • 8. web 2.0 and science What’s Web 2.0? A Web where the users create, edit, share and discuss information N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 6 / 29
  • 9. web 2.0 and science What’s Web 2.0? A Web where the users create, edit, share and discuss information N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 6 / 29
  • 10. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 7 / 29
  • 11. social networks for scientists N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  • 12. social networks for scientists too many N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  • 13. social networks for scientists too many high barrier to entry N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  • 14. social networks for scientists too many high barrier to entry benefits unclear N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  • 15. social networks for scientists too many high barrier to entry benefits unclear but do give you ”web presence“ N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  • 16. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 9 / 29
  • 17. Questions for you N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  • 18. Questions for you weblog / blog? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  • 19. Questions for you weblog / blog? read? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  • 20. Questions for you weblog / blog? read? subscribe? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  • 21. Questions for you weblog / blog? read? subscribe? write? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  • 22. Questions for you weblog / blog? read? subscribe? write? A blog (a contraction of the term ”Web log”) is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. ”Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  • 23. finding science blogs Search tools N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 11 / 29
  • 24. finding science blogs Search tools blogsearch.google.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 11 / 29
  • 25. finding science blogs Search tools blogsearch.google.com www.technorati.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 11 / 29
  • 26. finding science blogs Aggregators N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 12 / 29
  • 27. finding science blogs Aggregators scintilla.nature.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 12 / 29
  • 28. finding science blogs Aggregators scintilla.nature.com www.postgenomic.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 12 / 29
  • 29. finding science blogs Aggregators scintilla.nature.com www.postgenomic.com blogs.nature.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 12 / 29
  • 30. finding science blogs Collections N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 13 / 29
  • 31. finding science blogs Collections scienceblogs.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 13 / 29
  • 32. finding science blogs Collections scienceblogs.com network.nature.com/blogs N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 13 / 29
  • 33. reading science blogs Subscribe to RSS feeds N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 14 / 29
  • 34. reading science blogs Subscribe to RSS feeds N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 14 / 29
  • 35. using a feed reader N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 15 / 29
  • 36. using a feed reader Google Reader is itself a social tool N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 15 / 29
  • 37. writing a science blog Hosted N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  • 38. writing a science blog Hosted wordpress.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  • 39. writing a science blog Hosted wordpress.com www.blogger.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  • 40. writing a science blog Hosted wordpress.com www.blogger.com www.vox.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  • 41. writing a science blog Hosted wordpress.com www.blogger.com www.vox.com Self-hosted Numerous options N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  • 42. a (lesser) science blog N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 17 / 29
  • 43. have a conversation! N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 18 / 29
  • 44. have a conversation! comments ≡ peer review for blogs N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 18 / 29
  • 45. have a conversation! comments ≡ peer review for blogs N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 18 / 29
  • 46. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 19 / 29
  • 47. what? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 20 / 29
  • 48. what? Microblogging = social instant messaging N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 20 / 29
  • 49. what? Microblogging = social instant messaging Lifestreaming = aggregation of online activity N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 20 / 29
  • 50. twitter in action it sounds ridiculous... N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 21 / 29
  • 51. twitter in action it sounds ridiculous... and yet it works N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 21 / 29
  • 52. friendfeed in action N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 22 / 29
  • 53. friendfeed in action N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 22 / 29
  • 54. friendfeed in action Enhanced by comments (conversations) and rooms (e.g. life scientists) N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 22 / 29
  • 55. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 23 / 29
  • 56. why would I bother to blog? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 24 / 29
  • 57. success stories N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  • 58. success stories I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  • 59. success stories I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of my blog posts - Bora Zivkovic N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  • 60. success stories I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of my blog posts - Bora Zivkovic I got invited to write an article for Nature, and then got invited to SciFoo - Richard Akerman N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  • 61. success stories I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of my blog posts - Bora Zivkovic I got invited to write an article for Nature, and then got invited to SciFoo - Richard Akerman funding from Submeta, superb collaborators, trip to UK, invitations to speak at confs, consulting work and just plain fun - Jean-Claude Bradley N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  • 62. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 26 / 29
  • 63. in conclusion networking and blogging: N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  • 64. in conclusion networking and blogging: give a voice to you and your work N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  • 65. in conclusion networking and blogging: give a voice to you and your work connect you with the right people N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  • 66. in conclusion networking and blogging: give a voice to you and your work connect you with the right people connect you with the right information N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  • 67. in conclusion networking and blogging: give a voice to you and your work connect you with the right people connect you with the right information Data finds data, then people find people – Jon Udell N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  • 68. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  • 69. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  • 70. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking Social presentations N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  • 71. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking Social presentations Video N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  • 72. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking Social presentations Video Screencast/podcast N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  • 73. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking Social presentations Video Screencast/podcast Open Notebook Science N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  • 74. thank you http://www.slideshare.net/neilfws N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 29 / 29

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