I haven’t blogged about the 2nd NC Science Blogging Conference lately because it’s filled up! And this time we mean it! Bora and Anton and Brian have done a great job getting great folks as speakers, collecting swag, lining up sponsors and getting the word out. The result is that we’re well funded and well supplied and have a distinguished crowd coming. (see also the Facebook group).
If you didn’t register, you still might want to read this great, and somewhat lengthy, article in Scientific American “Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk? : Wikis, blogs and other collaborative web technologies could usher in a new era of science. Or not.” You can bet that this will be a topic of conversation at the Blogging Conference.
Bora gets the penultimate paragraph in the article:
Indeed, says Bora Zivkovic, a circadian rhythm expert who writes at Blog Around the Clock, and who is the Online Community Manager for PLoS ONE, the various experiments in Science 2.0 are now proliferating so rapidly that it is almost impossible to keep track of them. “It’s a Darwinian process,” he says. “About 99 percent of these ideas are going to die. But some will emerge and spread.”