me: Hi Bora, can you send me the Nature piece on the Blogging Anthology?
I am not in the Institute and do not have subscription
Sent at 8:58 PM on Wednesday
Bora: No problem. Thanks.
me: wait that is some old stuff.
Published online: 22 January 2007; | doi:10.1038/news070122-I’ve read that
I have in mind the current one: Bloggers unite p779
Paul Stevenson reviews The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006
Full Text | PDF (207K)
See also: Editor’s summary
Bora: Wow! That is news to me!
me: ok, who posts first?🙂
do you have access to it right now?
Bora: No. I should have it in minutes/hour as soon as one of the sciblings check the forums and sees my query.
I am curious how positive, or critical it is
Sent at 9:04 PM on Wednesday
Sent at 9:07 PM on Wednesday
me: I think, the science blogosphere now reached its adult stage
Bora: The difference between today and just a year ago is striking. It is much more mature.
me: 2010: science blogging goes mainstream
2007-08-09 alternative adulthood
Bora: 2020? Earlier than that, I bet.
me: it depends on what do you mean by “mainstream”
a generation must grow up and on the web, one generation time is about 3-4 years
Bora: Yup. I mean regarded as legitimate news and opinion sources on par with MSM, and perhaps on par with popular science magazines, if not with peer-reviewed literature yet.
Sent at 9:14 PM on Wednesday
me: yes, that is a good measure (legitimate news and opinion sources and pop sci zines)
a measure I’ve thought about was: the ratio of grad/postdoc students who has and has not a blog
one thing is legitimation and the other is penetration
first we need penetration in order to get legitimation or something like that
I think I’ll blog this chat if you accept it
Bora: For that I agree it will take longer, and even longer until it becomes a legitimate plus on one’s CV for getting jobs, promotions, tenure…
Yes, please blog about it – I am busy and willing to link to what others are writing about more than write anything myself🙂
me: that’s my situation too, but this is a full post we produced
Bora: Go for it!
me: ok that’s it for today, we have guests coming, see you later
Sent at 9:18 PM on Wednesday
me: What if I publish it uneditedly right now with the title “Uncensored gmail chat between 2 science bloggers on adult issues” ?🙂
Bora: OK, no problem.
Sent at 9:23 PM on Wednesday