Tempests, teacups and the future
Thanks for all the words/advice about Pepsigeddon here at SB. If you missed it, the powers that be have officially pulled the plug on the PepsiBlog. However, this crisis (as much as blogging can be a crisis) has reinforced a lot of long-standing problems with the management here at SB, so not to sound like Fox Mulder, there is a lot more going on than meets the eye. Now that PepsiBlog is down, I’ll return to posting at SB (for the time being at least). However, SB has lost a lot of credibility and very good bloggers as well, so times, they are a’changin’. I strongly believe in keeping a corporate agenda out of journalism – and whether you believe blogging is journalism or just people yammering on out science (at least here) – it is no place to blend advertising and blogging without a very clear distinction. SEED Media might have taken a little too long to deal with this clear breach of journalistic integrity.
That being said, now that I have finally joined Twitter, look at the that feed as a supplement, not a replacement to Eruptions as a blog. Most likely I will use it if something big happens and I want to get the word out quick or just to direct people to the blog (or have any fun comments about the science media in there). Remember, you don’t have to join Twitter to follow Eruptions – just bookmark my profile feed (and don’t worry, 99% of what is on Twitter will show up on the blog, too.)
I’ll have a post up tomorrow about Eruptions summer schedule (prepared before PepsiGate), but rest assured, Eruptions will go on.