I know I said we weren’t going to post over the holiday, but here are a couple of timely links for your Boxing Day pleasure:
#bakeyourstudyorganism: bison cookies!
Paige Brown Jarreau recently finished a survey of over 600 science bloggers on why and how they blog. One question she asked was what science blogs they read. The top answers, in order: Ed Yong’s Not Exactly Rocket Science,
Ben Goldacre’s Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy, Carl Zimmer’s The Loom…and us! We’re totally chuffed, and totally shocked, to be so popular with our fellow bloggers. Merry Christmas to us! 🙂
Continuing with Paige Brown Jarreau’s first-pass analyses of her survey, here’s a figure illustrating a network analysis of the science blogs science bloggers read, with the nodes sized by in-degree. Just a first pass, so don’t take it as the final word (e.g., there are several blogs split between two nodes, due to stuff like typos by survey respondents). And I’m not familiar with the algorithm used to generate the network, so I don’t know what the links represent or how the nodes were colored. But it’s still fun to look at; I plan to use it to identify some new blogs to check out in the new year.