January 11, 2006
Wikis and Blogs by Scientists - a new way to communicate science
A recent news item in Nature,
- the wiki, OpenNetWare, an effort to share biological engineering protocols
- "A senior US epidemiologist who blogs once or twice a day under the pseudonym 'Revere' on his public-health blog Effect Measure, has attracted a diverse readership. "About 1,500 people visit each day," he says. "If someone told me that I could show up at a lecture hall every day and deliver a short opinion, and that 1,500 people would show up to hear me, I'd be pretty satisfied — 1,500 is twice the subscription of many speciality journals."
- If you want to dip your feet in the waters, and are a computational biologist, you might want to sign on to blog at Nodalpoint.org, a blog for bioinformatics
- Blog.Bioethics.Net, a companion blog to the American Journal of Bioethics
- Cancer Dynamics, "Musings from the coalface in a research lab modelling cancer as a complex system"
UIUC has a subscription to BioMedCentral's Faculty of 1000 database, which is a way to tap into the articles that senior biologists have identified as "key". But what about learning / contributing to the blogosphere, where everybody has an opinion?
Read the full Nature article at: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7068/full/438548a.html
Posted by Katie Newman at January 11, 2006 5:18 PM