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, â€œScientists Enter the Blogosphereâ€? (Cell, 2 May 2007), of the 50 million blogs updated regularly, about 1000 actually â€œprovide authoritative opinions about pressing issues in science.â€? 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):