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Did you know that I also blog here? If anything happens to my scienceblog, that is where I will be.

Trolls = Sadists?

I don’t have time to dissect or expand on this, and I don’t have the original paper, but I thought it worth noting: Trolls just want to have fun Erin E. Buckels, Paul D. Trapnell, Delroy L. Paulhus Abstract In two online studies (total N = 1215), respondents completed personality inventories and a survey of…

Outing A Pseudonymous Blogger

A few weeks ago, senior Nature Editor Henry Gee “outed” “Isis the Scientist,” an anonymous pseudonymous blogger. I say “anonymous pseudonymous” because “Isis” is a pseudonym but she was also anonymous in that her true identity was not known. Apparently, Isis’s identity has been known to the Internet since 2012. But whatever. Gee took a…

It’s Alive!!!!!!!

You may resume your enjoyment of Scienceblogs.com. Our new servers are up and running.

Danger, Danger Will Robinson!!! Danger!!!

Tonight, November 19th, at the “end of the day” (not clear when that is, probably depends on time zones) Scienceblogs.com will be put in a coma while a server upgrade is implemented. The site will be revived some time tomorrow, November 20th, and after that everything will be fine. NOTHING CAN GO WRONG BECAUSE WE…

#StandWithDNLee … Internet Melt Down

DN Lee is a scientist and science blogger. She was asked to write for one of those annoying re-posting and aggregating sites that we bloggers are often approached by. I’m shocked to find out that this site is actually linked to, business-wise, a reputable site like Scientific American, but that’s another story. Point is, she…

I was recently engaged in a blog battle with Anthony Watts over his insufficiently skeptical (in my opinion) treatment of a discredited report of a meteorite of Martian origin bearing the remains of microscopic organisms. As this argument progressed, some dude on Twitter noted that the credibility of a blog post was determined by the…

Blogger: Be more twitter friendly

Dear Blogger, You should have a “tweet this” button on each blog post. It should open a window with the title of your post and a shortened URL to it. Extra stuff on there is OK but not necessary. Here is what the button with the bird on it (indicating twitter) should NOT do: 1)…

How to blog: Text Workflow on an iMac

If you are thinking about starting a blog, you should first watch this episode of the PBS TV Kids Show, “Arthur” in which Muffy decides to start a blog, and all hell breaks loose. If you spend any time at all on the blogsophere, you will find this episode both familiar and frightening. The point…

Who reads this blog, anyway?

Who are you? When National Geographic branded Science Blogs, they also deleted our big giant collective Google Analytics Account and gave us each individual Google Analytics accounts. The bad news is that I then lost the ability to analyze use of my blog over the last few years, which was only of marginal value anyway,…