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Updates for SciTopics

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SciTopics, is probably the only Science Wiki which is worth reading…
At last, Elsevier has implemented basic functions that were missing, such as print a page, latest posts, etc.
http://www.scitopics.com/
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Written by hbasset

June 7, 2009 at 3:51 pm

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A good success for BioMedExperts

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According its publisher Collexis, BioMedExperts (BME) has surpassed 80,000 registered users.

BME is now the second most frequently used life science social network.

http://www.biomedexperts.com/Portal/News.aspx

Written by hbasset

June 7, 2009 at 3:46 pm

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Best of Web: Chemistry

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A directory for Chemists which is presented by the journal BioTechniques (Vol.46, N°4, May 2009, p. 255) as the “crème de la Chem”!

An organic chemist, Ph.D, Andrey Frolov, has selected 250 top sites in the field and has categorized them by sub-folders: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, etc.

http://www.chemistryguide.org/

Written by hbasset

June 4, 2009 at 6:53 pm

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SLOG: Serious Blog

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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  • Posts will not be duplicates of outdated news already published everywhere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.)

Written by hbasset

June 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm

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