# yay, I'm an editor at ScienceSeeker.org

Apparently, I totally forgot to announce this anywhere on my interwebz!

With its major code update three weeks ago, scienceseeker.org introduced an editorial system where editors can mark particular posts and leave a small note – and I was invited to become one of the fancy new editors (and given my fellow editors methinks I’m the n00b).

sciencseeker.org came out of scienceblogging.org (originally dubbed its “v2.0”). (For those who remember, Felix, Fred and I originally modeled mathblogging.org after scienceblogging.org.)

In fact, scienceseeker.org is much more like mathblogging.org in that it accepts every blog with (some) scientific content. So it was only natural to meet up with Dave Munger at Science Online 2012 (which was another one of those great #Scio12 conversations that just keep returning like a million boomerangs).

Now if you visited sciencseeker.org a few weeks ago, you may have found its database to be somewhat lacking in mathematical blogs. To remedy that, the kind people at scienceseeker.org accepted a list of ~30 of my favorite blogs I simply exported out of mathblogging.org (did you know you can download our database as csv and opml?).

So I hope I’ll be doing a decent job (and you probably won’t be surprised if my picks for scienceseeker.org might also appear on our Mathblogging.org Weekly Picks. You can follow the Editors’ Picks on scienceseeker.org and on twitter @sciseekeds. I usually post a pick every other day and on Fridays.

• Peter, 2012/04/23 Thank you both, Andreas and François. Yes, the biological sciences dominate in blogging just like everywhere else in academia (last time I checked, extra-mural funding in the EU went to 40 to the life sciences with another 40 to engineering). But there’s a lot to learn from them, too. The way top bloggers help make the inner workings of their scientific community transparent is impressive — from being hired to being on hiring committees, from grant writing to grant panels from graduate student experiences to mentoring. Mathematical researcher bloggers are way behind when it comes to using blogs to help our community, especially the younger generations (math teachers on the other hand are quite impressive already).