Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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I have been made privy to a special 1 July 2008 press release from Seed Media Group, the parent organization for ScienceBlogs, which hosts my blog. The news is good.

In short, Seed Media Group announced that ScienceBlogs, the internet’s largest science community, has experienced a phenomenal growth in readership: total visits for the first six months of 2008 has topped 14 million, an all-time high.

ScienceBlogs was launched in mid-January 2006 after inviting 14 science blogs [including my blog, Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)] to join their ranks. Since then, ScienceBlogs has received a total of more than 41 million visits, or “hits”, and more than 107 million individual page views. According to Amazon’s Kindle statistics, ScienceBlogs hosts 70% of their top-selling science blog subscriptions, and ScienceBlogs are one of Amazon’s top 25 selling sites overall, along with Daily Kos, BoingBoing, and The Huffington Post (where I occasionally volunteer).

“ScienceBlogs has become a must-read destination site for the intellectually curious from around the world and we are continuously working to make it more useful and interactive for our readers,” said Sarah Glasser, Vice President of Marketing for Seed Media Group.

ScienceBlogs is an international community of blog authors whose writings span the entire world of science and technology, covering fields from neuroscience to computer science. ScienceBloggers, informally known among their friends and readers as “SciBlings”, comprise a group of scientists, medical doctors, educators, and journalists — among them are 42 PhDs, 5 MDs and 2 Rhodes Scholars. More than 90 blogs have been recruited to join ScienceBlogs so far, 70 of which are written in English, and another 28 are written in German and are hosted by our sister site, ScienceBlogs.de, in partnership with Hubert Burda Media.

Seed Media Group is a global media and technology company. Their portfolio includes publishing, software, digital media, conferences, museums, and social media. Their main foci are their passion for science and their advocacy of science literacy around the world. Seed Media Group is headquartered in New York City.

Comments

  1. #1 Cairnarvon
    July 6, 2008

    14 million visits in six months is slightly under one per second. That’s pretty impressive.

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