Life Science Blog Aggregator

Stew from Flags and Lollipops has begun a new life science blog aggregator, postgenomic. Here is how he describes it:

Postgenomic aggregates posts from life science blogs and then does useful and interesting things with that data.

For example, it allows you to get an instant picture of what news stories are being heavily linked to by researchers in the medical sciences, or which papers are being cited or reviewed most often, or which buzzwords are being used the most frequently.

It’s sort of like a hot papers meeting with the entire biomed blogging community.

Sort of.

He asks that you add some special tags to your posts so that they can more efficiently be aggregated and analyzed. I’m not too keen on marking up my posts — no Technorati tags here — but if you’re into that kind of stuff, you should check it out.

From the list of life sciences blogs I see that my posts average 400 words and 4.5 links.


  1. #1 Jackie @ Element List
    February 14, 2006

    Thanks for the tip.

    I’m not much into tagging either. I think it’s inefficient, incomplete, and won’t stand the test of time. A keyword search should be enough.

  2. #2 coturnix
    February 14, 2006

    I also dilsike tagging. BTW, are those 4.5 links incoming or outgoing?

  3. #3 RPM
    February 15, 2006

    4.5 outgoing links. If I got 4.5 incoming links per post, I’d be pretty kick ass.

    I think he compiles the stats based on RSS/Atom feeds. That means that if your feed is only a partial entry or excludes links, the stats will be messed up.

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