The Board of Directors at ScienceOnline came to the difficult decision last week to cease operations and cancel the 2015 conference. The announcement was made last Thursday on the ScienceOnline blog. As many of you know, ScienceSeeker is a project of ScienceOnline; we’ve enjoyed their support and assistance and owe everything to their leadership over the years.
For now, ScienceSeeker operates as normal. Please continue to use our website, and visit us on Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, this blog for updates and weekly selections from our dedicated group of editors. Should any changes come about for ScienceSeeker over the next few weeks, we will certainly keep everyone up-to-date through all of our social media platforms. Do feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
The ScienceSeeker team loved meeting so many of you at ScienceOnline 2013! Quite a few of you came up to our booth, attended our blitz session, or had lunch with us. We got some great feedback for what is important to you in future features, and we really appreciated everyone’s kind words about how useful ScienceSeeker is to you.
For those of you who weren’t there, our big news is our first contest. The grand prize winner will receive $1000 and a guaranteed spot at Scio14. The guaranteed spot garnered more enthusiasm from attendees than the cash:
The most-requested features were:
People want to be able to load older blog posts in to the site. Right now, the site only reads posts that are still in your feed. We will look into finding ways to load up older ones!
People would like to be able to group together similar blogs, forming pseudo-networks on ScienceSeeker. This would be a way to have a single feed for multiple blogs. This is something we’ve already been thinking about, but we’ll move it up the priority list.
People want to be able to more easily search by post-level tags: “I want to see all the posts which are tagged ‘genetics.’” This is doable now, but there isn’t an easy user interface for it. We’ll work on that soon, too.
Let us know if we missed any requests.
It was great meeting so many of you face to face. See you next year!