What internet are you reading these days?

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After my post earlier this week about how I’m organizing my online reading, it’s occurred to me that it might be useful to go into further depth about what I’m reading. Specifically, what’s in the “Science Blogs” folder I have set up on Reeder. These are as close as I can come, currently, to the experience of the peak Science Blogosphere.

That’s what we called the network of science-oriented websites updated serially with posts and articles by grad students, senior scientists, educators, journalists, and interested amateurs that really hit its stride (in my memory) in the late 2000s and early 2010s, before much of what we did with those serially-updated websites got sucked into Twitter. Some of the people in that network are still posting, at the same URLs, even — more have undergone as many career transitions as I have.

So here’s the full list of sites and newsletters I’ve been following as “Science Blogs” — at least those that are still relatively active. It’s a diverse mix, but it’s certainly not as diverse as it could be, especially in terms of writers’ perspectives. If you’re still updating — or if you’ve just started updating — a blog or newsletter about science, especially genetics, evolution, and ecology, let me know about it in the comments or on Mastodon.

About Jeremy Yoder

Jeremy B. Yoder is an Associate Professor of Biology at California State University Northridge, studying the evolution and coevolution of interacting species, especially mutualists. He is a collaborator with the Joshua Tree Genome Project and the Queer in STEM study of LGBTQ experiences in scientific careers. He has written for the website of Scientific American, the LA Review of Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Awl, and Slate.
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