A few of us are proposing this session at the upcoming Science Foo Camp at Google HQ this coming weekend:
The Joys and Sorrows of Blogging on a Network
What with the recent Pepsigate crisis at ScienceBlogs and some rumblings at Nature Network not to mention a bunch of new players on the blogging network landscape, it seems like a good time to take a look at what's going on out there. Let's talk about the past, present and future of science blogging on a network and, indeed, of science blogging itself. Join Eva Amsen, John Dupuis, Jonah Lehrer, Andrew Revkin and Carl Zimmer.
I thought in this post I'd gather some useful background links for the session. This isn't meant to be comprehensive or even representative of all the commentary that's out there. It's just a selection meant to be thought provoking and conversation starting. I'm going to try not to duplicate too much of what Bora linked to in his <a href="The PepsiGate linkfest.
- A Blog Around the Clock: A Farewell to Scienceblogs: the Changing Science Blogging Ecosystem
- A Blog Around the Clock: Science Blogging Networks: What, Why and How
- A Blog Around the Clock: The PepsiGate linkfest
- Wild Muse: Science blogs and ecosystem disturbance
- Uncertain Principles: The State of Science Blogging and Expectations Thereof
- EvolutionBlog: The PepsiBlog Fracas
- Science in the Open: The Nature of Science Blog Networks
- Confessions of a (former) Lab Rat: On Nature Network
- Word Munger: Some thoughts about science blog aggregation
- Gobbledygook: Yet another look at blogging networks
- Endless Possibilities: Science Blogging Networks
- A Meandering Scholar: Out with the old and in with the new, maybe
- A Meandering Scholar: wherein the idiots take over the asylum
- Labs: Build your own Science Blogs Network
- Book of Trogool: Small fry, blogging networks, and reputation
- spreadingscience: Creating a sustainable community at Scienceblogs
- Cocktail Party Physics: growing pains
I like this quote:
Is that an ego thing? Maybe it is, but for the love of Pete I'm a blogger. If there's anything bigger than my ego I want it shot and brought to me on a plate right now.
Any links you want to add? Any questions you want answered?
Update 2010.07.30: Links worth checking out:
- A Blog Around the Clock: Thank you! (Has links to a ton more relevant posts.)