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Science Online Goes Offline

© Norman Sperling, October 10, 2014

The winter gathering for online science “researchers, developers, coders, librarians, videographers, animators, illustrators, teachers, and writers” has canceled its 2015 meeting after a long series of difficulties. It was on my “do-list” of places and events for my Great Science Trek, but I never got to attend. My friend Brian Malow @sciencecomedian is so broken up over the cancellation that he has posted 11 tweets of memories.

The event began by concentrating on blogging and writing, and to that extent overlapped the National Association of Science Writers. Over 8 years, it decreased the overlap and “focused on how science is conducted, shared, and communicated online”, co-founder Karyn Traphagen told me by eMail. She provided the list in the first sentence.

NASW should take up as much of the slack as it can.

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