Category Archives: Bloggity Blog

The Death of Links

This, by Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan who was jailed for six years and as a result had extremely limited contact with the internet, is excellent (boldface mine): Blogs were gold and bloggers were rock stars back in 2008 when I … Continue reading

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Why Is Everyone Claiming Blogs Are Dying?

I’ve encounter many posts recently claiming or rebutting the notion that ‘blogs are dying’ (here are two good posts). I don’t understand this claim: I get more readers now than I did when I was at ScienceBlogs–and ScienceBlogs had two … Continue reading

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Happy Blog Amnesty Day!

Well, I’m actually a day late, but I’ve always viewed the Notorious B.A.D. more as something like Lent or the Counting of the Omer. The history and motivations behind this celebration can be found here. The rules, set out by … Continue reading

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The Mad Biologist’s Most Popular Posts of 2015

In case you missed them (of course, since posts are on the front page in their entirety, this is really a measure of Twitter mentions. Anyway…). Top ten science-related posts: P-Values and Power of Test: Why So Many Results Can’t … Continue reading

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We All Use Pseudonyms. Some of Us Are Just More Honest About It Than Others

In light of the recent outing of pseudonymous blogger Dr. Isis by Nature editor Henry Gee (and the resulting commentary), this post by the Epicurean Dealmaker seems relevant (boldface mine): I am not The Epicurean Dealmaker. It is worth reminding … Continue reading

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The U.S. Political System in One Tweet

I like Madame Wev’s summation even better than the links she provides: Contemporary US governance: A bunch of millionaires making decisions about a social safety net they'll never need. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 10, 2014 Says it all, … Continue reading

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My Year in Pictures

Here are some of my favorite pictures from 2013 (more info and additional pictures are at the links). Roses, Rising and Declining: Newbury Street Without Cars: Snow in Back Bay:

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