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Christina's LIS Rant
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
  "Trusting" Pseudonymous Bloggers
ScienceBlogs has this poll...



Of course, it's been my contention since about 2004 that any/all bloggers build trust in their audiences over time. I'm not sure real-world scientific authority conferred through publications is really all that meaningful to the people outside your research area or really to people who read your blog. One of the STS folks studied this and found that members of the public primarily judge scientists by their institutional affiliation, sigh.

Also interesting, probably worth study, is that lo and behold people select which blogs to read by if they are well written and if they have a unique/fun/funny/entertaining voice...
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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