Active science outreach is hugely important today, and with many social media outlets it has become much easier for scientists to get the word out about the topics that they know well and find interesting. Blogs provide a particularly convenient format for timely pieces with multiple images and numerous links for explanations and background details. [...]
Other than the challenges of live blogging a workshop (which I was not able to do recently because of logistical reasons– I can’t write and chew gum at the same time), there are more serious challenges. Daniel MacArthur has been writing about those challenges in On the challenges of conference blogging : Genetic Future, having posted [...]
My ScienceOnline09 experience in many ways actually started the year before, at the 2008 North Carolina Science Blogging Conference- that’s just the old name for ScienceOnline. Last year I was a newbie – had never blogged and attended the blogging 101 sessions to try & learn how to blog for our new company blog. Trey got [...]
Lots to report from the Science Blogging Conference. I have a stack of cards with notes and thoughts of things I want to do, things I want to report on and things I want to change or add to the blog here . It was definitely a stimulating conference with lots of great people to [...]
We are here at the science blogging conference this morning. It starts in 30 minutes. I’m looking forward to attending several sessions. First one im attending is on “open science” or how the Internet has changed science. I just wrote a post about that . The next session I’m going to will be on teaching [...]
We’ll be attending January 19th, Jennifer and I, so hope to see you there. We haven’t been ‘science blogging’ long (of course we’ve been doing and teaching science for quite a while , but we are excited to be joining the ranks of other science bloggers and look forward to the conversation. We’ll be writing [...]
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