Science Blogging Manifesto

Daniel Brown has written quite a nice post about science blogging, what it is, what it is for, and why one should read (and write) science blogs:
Science Blogging: The Future of Science Communication & Why You Should be a Part of it:

Over the past few years, a new development has arisen in the world of science amongst those who wish to purvey the wonders of reality to the general public.
I’m speaking of course about the ascension of the Science Blog.
Many articles have been written on the burgeoning importance of science blogs for the processing and dissemination of scientific knowledge (see references at the bottom of this post). Conferences have been held, letters in scientific journals have been published, and a myriad online conversations have occurred through social media outlets such as twitter and friendfeed.
Despite all that, there still exists an incredibly large and significant portion of the science population that remains unaware of the existence of science blogs, of the vast amounts of knowledge to be gained from following them, and of the potential career advantages obtained from writing a science blog….

Quite a nice one to bookmark and link to whenever the question gets posed in the future. But for now, Daniel is asking for feedback and who can give him better feedback than us – science bloggers and readers? So, go there, read it, and post constructive critiques in the comments.

One response to “Science Blogging Manifesto

  1. Thanks so much, Bora!
    I can’t imagine that I managed to catch every reason to follow/write science blogs.
    I wrote this post because I was specifically asked to write for a UNC newsletter to reach all of its biomedical graduate students (many of which aren’t really aware of science blogs).