Tuesday, 18 December 2007

"Weblog" celebrates 10th anniversary

It's 10 years ago since blogging began, according to the BBC. Apparently there are now over 70m blogs worldwide, with 120,000 new ones being created every day!

2 comments:

John H said...

They will never catch on...

Brennig said...

Here's one...

The organisation I'm currently working for funds science/research projects - many take place at HEIs whilst others are more dedicated and take place under the organisational umbrella.

The people I'm working for want to use the range of Web2.0 technologies to interface more directly (in a 'cross-science', collaborative way) with those who *may/will* come in to the science arena in the future.

I argue that there's more to meeting this aspiration than having a presence on facebook, myspace etc - after all, we've got web presences coming out of every orifice.

But the question remains unanswered - best way of using Web2.0 tools to open up and communicate with present and future science students is?

I think blogging's a tool for the job; research scientists working on some of the more high profile 'sexier' science projects publishing a daily/weekly/monthly (delete as appropriate) science update from... a research vessel in the South Atlantic, or one of our bases in Antarctica etc - the concept has to be worth considering, no?