Monday, September 18, 2006

Benefits of science blogging

Eva of easternblot.net has published an article that includes interviews with several science bloggers in the latest issue of Hypothesis: Journal for the Discussion of Science. The article is titled "Who benefits from science blogging?" (PDF here) --
"Blogging researchers have a chance to expand their casual science-related conversations worldwide, possibly meet other scientists and enhance their teaching skills, while blog reading scientists can informally communicate with their peers through comments. Blog reading non-scientists have access to science stories they might otherwise have missed. Blogging science writers and journalists can use their blogs as a playpen for new ideas, meanwhile giving the rest of the world a well-written piece on an interesting topic. Finally, blogging journal editors can get reader feedback on articles, and read other science blogs for ideas.

So if you’re looking to expand your horizons, read some science blogs!"

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