21 January 2011

Science online, #SciO11 hangover edition

The Deep Sea News crew knows how to party. Photo by hanjeanwat.
The science blogosphere was abuzz with ScienceOnline 2011 recaps, post mortems, and soul-seeking. The Columbia Journalism Review gave the conference a nice write-up. Dave Munger meditated on the line between jazzing up science and dumbing it down. Chris Rowan pointed out that no matter how well science blogging shapes its outreach, the broader media often fixes the game. Ed Yong worried that science blogging was "stuck in an echo chamber," and Ryan Somma mapped it. Christie Wilcox tried out what she'd learned about online writing by murdering a darling. And Minority Postdoc started an inventory of diversity in the science blogosphere.

Meanwhile, in non-meta online science news:And finally, here's long-awaited video of Robert Krulwich's inspiring ScienceOnline keynote address. Part two, and more, is at A Blog Around the Clock.

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