February 2008 Archives

Excerpts from my February 2008 quarterly "Web Reviews" Column:
Science Blog Aggregators (February 2008). SciTech News. 62 (1), p32-34.

According to a recent article by Laura Bonetta, “Scientists Enter the Blogosphere� (Cell, 2 May 2007), of the 50 million blogs updated regularly, about 1000 actually “provide authoritative opinions about pressing issues in science.� Who has the time to keep up with this incredible source of information and valuable exchange of informed opinions? This is why I love blog aggregators. These handy sites compile the latest postings from your favorite bloggers and ideally truncate them into a quick, painless jolt of information which makes scanning the blogosphere easy. But like most web entities, they each differ in their selectivity and ranking, and often times a little prep work goes into setting personal criteria for the science and technology news you are looking for. There is still too much information out there, but now at least I can catch some of it....
Download Full text or try the reviewed sites for yourself (Recommended in bold):

Science Blog Aggregators

ScienceBlogs Postgenomic Method> Science Blog Planet Nature Nature Network QuackTrack

Create Your Own Aggregator

Yahoo! Pipes

Science News Aggregators

Digg Science Slashdot Science

Blog Search Engines

Technorat Google Blog Search Blogdigger

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