SLOG: Serious Blog
Be serious while blogging!!!
We know well now most of flaws that 90% of Scientists see in blogs:
- Top scientists prefer classic ways of publishing that are more prestigious
- Science Blogs are only read by other Science bloggers, students, non-scientists/non specialists and journalists
- « me to » (too much with the same information) + « I do » (too ego-centered)
- Accumulation of Private stuffs, non-relevant widgets, links to commercial shops, etc.
(See Crotty, David. Why Web 2.O is failing in Biology)
All these non-relevant things have also contributed to lack of credibility.
To avoid that, I suggest the new concept of SLOG (for Serious Blog) where:
- Content will be reviewed by peers or editors
- Each contribution will be supported by relevant materials (datas, complete citations of sources, etc.)
- Posts will not be duplicates of outdated news already published everywhere
- Authors will deliver only knowledge and information (and non private stuffs, egocentric twittering, etc.)