What would happen if a handful of bloggers started asking questions about the impact of blogging on the “Real World”? What would change if the Academy was made more aware of science blogs, and that they may have an impact of science (for better or worse)? What would happen if a lot of people were asked questions about their opinions of blogs, and the results were published?
Well, its happening right now. Me and a few other bloggers are currently involved in writing a manuscript discussing the impact of science blogging, on, well “real” science. Is there one?
Let us know by taking our short 10 minute survey, and contribute to our project. In addition to making me personally very happy, you will also be contributing to a project that may result in an increase of exposure to blogs and is the first data-collection on blogs for a scholarly manuscript (that I know of, at least).
Bloggers and blog-readers of the world, unite! Click here to continue to the survey.
UPDATE: The survey has already reached 1000 participants, and is now closed. Thank you so much for participating!