Information Culture is a relatively new blog here at Scientific American Blogs, and as the network celebrates its one year anniversary, we are especially curious about who our readers are and how they found us. You know a little bit about us (Bonnie and Hadas), and we’d like to know a little bit about you. Following in the footsteps of Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science and Drug Monkey over at Scientopia, we’d like you to de-lurk and tell us a bit about yourselves in the comments:
- Tell us about yourself. Who are you? Do you have a background in science, libraries or information science? If so, what draws you here as opposed to meatier, more academic fare? And if not, what brought you here and why have you stayed? Let loose with those comments.
- We’re interested in whether you found us, or regularly follow us, through Twitter, Facebook and/or other beyond-RSS mechanisms that you may use to corral your information stream.
- We’d love to hear suggestions for future posts. Everything (scholarly publishing) goes. What would you like to know more about?
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In addition to telling us a bit about yourself, it would be great if you told someone else about us. Tell someone else about this blog and in particular, try and choose someone who's not a librarian or information science researcher but who you think might be interested in the type of stuff found in this blog. Ever had family members or groups of friends who give you strange, pitying looks when you mention the impact factor? Send 'em here and let's see what they say.
And in the meantime, if you like a bit of humor mixed with your discussion of peer evaluation systems, enjoy this video: