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.

  • Arsenic DNA author dumps peer review, gives a presentation at TED (Neuron Culture)
  • Could Tumblr be the ideal way to spread scientific info online? (It’s Okay to Be Smart)
  • What is worth more money – a share on Twitter or Facebook? (Social Media Today)
  • The trouble with bibliographies (Gobbledygook)
  • Culture clash: journalism’s ideology vs blog culture (Online Journalism Blog)
  • Preventing obesity in 2011 <– not explicitly related to the science of blogging, but includes an example of a Slideshare presentation, which is a great way to turn lectures into online webinars (Obesity Panacea)

Those are the posts that caught our eye this week.  Have a great weekend!