Posts in the pipeline, and in the meantime

October’s been a busy month and so I haven’t had much time to post. But busy means interesting, and so I have lots of things to write about, it just doesn’t really get done. Some of the posts I have in the pipeline — mostly just as titles with scarce notes to remind myself what they mean:

The commenting conundrum: about where and why scientists do or don’t comment on scientific articles.

Responding to “them”: about the whos, whats, wheres, whens, whys, and hows of criticism and responding (or not) to it; mostly on the web but also off.

A detailed look into PLoS’s article-level metrics data: it’s open, so why not? And the results might just surprise you.

Thoughts from Science Commons Salon: with the amount of brainpower in that room, I’m surprised it didn’t explode. In fact, I’m surprised the whole town of Mountain View hasn’t exploded from sheer intellect yet.

So yeah, plenty to write about, sometime. I saw Pete Binfield of PLoS at the SC Salon and he joked that I was falling behind, reposting things that he’d posted a whole four days ago. Makes me want to start the Slow Blog movement…

Those posts will probably keep simmering for a little while. In the meantime, I haven’t been completely idle – in the last three weeks, I’ve written three blog posts for 23andMe‘s Spittoon on genetic association studies on glaucoma, bone mineral density, and blood-related traits. Another one is set to come out early next week. So if you haven’t been tuning in regularly to the Spittoon, now you know where else to find me!

3 Responses to Posts in the pipeline, and in the meantime

  1. Stephanie says:

    Hi Shirley – Started following you on recommendation from @23andMe and found the link to your blog. Great entries! I think it’s really admirable that you blog as thoroughly as you do. Honestly, I don’t know how people do it. It’s about all I can do to keep up with my twitterfeed.

    Sorry to have missed you at the Science Commons Salon – wish we could’ve met. I had heard about the event from Pete (I’m an editor at PLoS) and was so happy I decided to check it out. As you alluded, the amount of brainpower in that room was insane. One of the most intellectually stimulating events I’ve been to in a long time. Hopefully with cc and sc in SF now, they will host more events!

    Looking forward to your future posts!

  2. shwu says:

    Hi Stephanie! For what it’s worth, I don’t think most people find it easy “keeping up” with twitterfeeds and whatever else-feeds, unless they follow only a handful of people. It’s more like being in a crowded room with a lot of people you know are interesting, and just being able to catch snippets of conversation. Frustrating at times, inspiring at others, just enough to keep you coming back for more. ;)

    Thanks for the comment and hope to meet you at a future event!

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