While we post lengthy discussions here on Science of Blogging, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. related to science communication that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and we encourage those of you with active Twitter accounts to communicate with us there to get real-time updates of all the stuff we are discussing (Follow Peter and/or Follow Travis). For those of you who shy away from Twitter, enjoy below the best mini-stories that we came across during the prior week along with links to the original source so that you can follow the full story.

  • Communicating science online – our friends at Peer Review Radio interview a who’s who of science communication, including Bora Zivkovic (editor of Scientific American blogs), Greg Gbur (Dr Skyskull) and others.  Definitely worth checking out. (Peer Review Radio).
  • Web breaks echo-chambers, or, ‘Echo-chamber’ is just a derogatory term for ‘community’ – an epic post recapping Bora Zivkovic’s speech at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (A Blog Around the Clock).
  • How to make a blogging business plan… whether or not it’s a business blog – great advice on how to plan for success with any blog (Problogger).
  • What happens when your blog generates tons of discussion, but not of that discussion is on your blog itself? (Six Pixels of Separation).
  • The mere existence of whales – this post doesn’t have much to do with the theory of science communication… it’s just a terrific example of how amazing it can be when done well (The Loom).

Those are the posts that caught our eye this week – did we miss any?  Feel free to add them in the comments section below.

Have a great weekend!

Travis