Monday, January 21, 2008

Science blogging

The second annual Science Blogging conference took place in North Carolina over the weekend (http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2008/01/science_blogging_conference_vi.php) and the blogosphere is alive with reports and comments. What I glean sitting here across the continent, is that science blogging is a major force in scientific communications and between scientists and the lay community.

The use of websites has transformed our world already but the integration of blogs, wikis, open access journals, web service, video and picture/slide hosting sites, online social networks, and online co-laboratories is about poised to blow us all off the outcrop.

"Our conference addresses a variety of issues and perspectives on science communication, including science literacy, the popularization of science, science in classrooms and in homes, debunking pseudoscience, using blogs as tools for presenting scientific research, writing about science, and health and medicine." http://wiki.scienceblogging.com/scienceblogging/
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