The Scientific Activist

Web traffic to ScienceBlogs.com is up about 50% over last year (and has been growing at that rate since the site’s inception in 2006). That’s pretty impressive! Check out the stats here: SBRelease20040610.pdf

(Hat tip to DrugMonkey.)

Comments

  1. #1 IanW
    April 7, 2010

    I wonder how much this has to do with the decrease in actual science being blogged on science blogs?

    It used to be all science all the time, with a few bits and pieces of other material tossed in for seasoning and leavening. That’s why I started coming here.

    Now it seems to be the other way around. For just two examples, I used to read Pharyngula, can I say, religiously?! Now I read it hardly at all because PZ doesn’t typically blog science any more. And I fully support his atheist stance, but I don’t come here for atheism, I come here for science. I used to read Grrl Scientist regularly, but she, too, has migrated to other topics and blogs hardly any science.

    Those who do routinely blog science – such as Ed Yong – seem to be moving on to Discover blogs. I’m forced to wonder what that says about “Science” Blogs.

  2. #2 Nick Anthis
    April 7, 2010

    It’s true that we have recently lost some of our more heavily science-themed blogs to Discover. However, while I can’t speak to how the concentration of actual science blogging has changed over time here, I can say that there is still quite a bit of science being written about on ScienceBlogs! I just took a look at the first page of the Last 24 Hours feed, and from a quick examination, here are my findings:

    Out of 23 posts, 5 were purely scientific (and 3 of those were about “hard” science). However, an addition 10 were about science-related topics, and only 8 were not about science at all. I’d say that’s still a pretty high concentration of science!

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