By Maggie Koerth-Baker at 12:18 pm Tue, Aug 30, 2011
Are you looking for cool science news and thoughts on Google+? Check out this spreadsheet, which collects a bunch of scientists, science writers, and other related people into one place. You can even circle them en-masse! (Thanks Chris Robinson!)
En masse. And according to Eric Schmidt, Google Plus is an identity service, not a social network – why would we expect to find news there?
Thanks! – signed with my google+ identity service account.
So if I put my name in the spreadsheet (as instructed), then a bunch of other people will be adding me as a science resource? What if Google checks my diplomas and yanks my account for being a fake scientist?
This is very, very, very resourceful/neat.
Nice. I’d add myself, but:
1) Not sure I want my email address on any spam-firendly lists. My g-mail is pleasantly spam free at the moment.
2) I’m not an academic (see also 3). I’m at the coal face, rather than the cutting edge if you’ll excuse the mixed metaphor.
3) Nymwars. Most importantly, I’m not sure I want people to know who I am, or link my ‘business’ and ‘pleasure’ opinions. Also, I may give complex opinions on controversial subjects like animal testing, so I don’t want insane activists digging up my gran because I failed to comprehensively condemn it. I admit the risks are low, since I’m not some vivisectionist (unless pond life experiments count as vivisection), but why risk retaliation for a social network I hardly ever use.
Such a shame, I deleted my account a couple of days ago (no, you can’t have my real name).
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