Tuesday, October 12th 2010

Only YOU can help maintain the #wsb friendfeed!

As you all know, we now have a marvelous #wsb friendfeed that aggregates women sciencebloggers. You can follow it on friendfeed, you can add it to your RSS reader, you can follow it on scienceblogging.org.

The problem is, it needs some work. There are still most of Dave Munger’s compiled list of women sciencebloggers registered with researchblogging.org that I haven’t added. There are still some feeds that I can’t get to work. And I just don’t have the time to do the up-front work to get this in optimal shape, AND commit single-handedly to maintaining it.

That’s where you, dear reader, come in. Would you like to become a #wsb feed administrator? I am just looking for one or two people to get it up to date and help me keep it current. And I don’t know about you, but I plan on putting it on my CV. (Grad students, junior faculty, if you’re looking to add some outreach, this is the way to do it!)

If you’re interested, let me know in the comments! And as always, if there are missing feeds you can ask to have them added by emailing womenscienceblogs@gmail.com.


  1. Coturnix said:

    Thank you for doing this. There are definitely some feeds there that need a clean-up, e.g., they pull both male and female bloggers from an entire network, or pull in comments instead of posts, etc.

  2. biochembelle said:

    I'm willing to pitch in! Just let me know what I can do 🙂

  3. KBHC said:

    Yes, Coturnix, and those problems have been confounding me! I was entirely new to friendfeed when I created the #wsb feed, so I have been learning along the way.

    biochembelle, awesome! Email me at kclancy@illinois.edu and I can lay it out for you.

    Any other takers, you know what to do!

  4. hatewasabi said:

    I'd like to help, even if I'm totally new to FF… If it is ok for you, do not hesitate to contact me 🙂

  5. KBHC said:

    Awesome, thanks hatewasabi! I would really appreciate your help. Email me and I'll get you started.

  6. coturnix said:

    Just go to the subscribers list of the FF group and turn a few of them into admins, then let them lose on the feed.

  7. KBHC said:

    Yes, that's what I did earlier today — thanks Bora!

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