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Pepsi Ethics

It’s taken me a few hours to cool off enough to write coherently and without using (too much) profanity after I learned that ScienceBlogs added a corporate PR “blog” about nutrition written by PepsiCo. I think I’ve learned all I care to know about corporate “food” giants’ definition of what is “nutrition” by being confronted…

tags: online advertising, Samsung, digital camera, MySpace, Facebook, blogs, profile pictures, streaming video This video clip is a hilarious ad for a Samsung digital camera that is aimed specifically at all of us online personalities. We all know the infamous “MySpace angle” of profile pictures, and who can ignore the slew of pouty-mouthed snapshots on…

I thought I’d mention the upcoming Science Blog writing discussion that is scheduled for Tuesday, 1 October, at Manhattan’s Apple Store in Soho. This isa panel that will discuss the value of a blog to communicating with the public about one’s research. The panel will be moderated by Katherine Sharpe and, along with me, includes…

The Blogging Personality

tags: Who Blogs, blog writing and personality, Big Five personality inventory, social psychology, technology, computers, internet, researchblogging.org You all read blogs, and many of you write them, too. But what sort of person writes a blog? Are there particular personality traits that make certain people more likely to write a blog? If so, what are…

The Language of Science Blogs

Everyone knows that the universal language of science is English, which is not to say that scientific papers are not published in other languages, but if the author wants his or her papers to be widely read, they must publish in English. However, the citizens of the world speak many different languages and their lives…