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ScientificBlogging.com: Science 2.0 Gets a Version 2.0

December 11, 2008

FOLSOM, California, December 11 /PRNewswire/ — ION Publications LLC,
publisher of ScientificBlogging.com, (http://www.scientificblogging.com/) The
world’s premier online science community, has released its version 2.0.

ScientificBlogging.com (http://www.scientificblogging.com/) is the
world’s largest independent online science community and a place where
world-class scientists, professionals and science enthusiasts alike
contribute to writing science articles and blogs while facilitating
discussions about physical science, earth science, biology, medicine,
neuroscience and culture. The 25 featured writers include best-selling
science authors as well as academics who are leading cutting-edge research in
their respective fields while total membership includes people from all areas
of science academia and the private sector.

    Version 2.0 Feature Set

    - Enhanced Profile customization allows even more individuality
      for writers
    - More robust open access now allows tens of thousands of science
      members to participate simultaneously
    - Chat, private messages and onsite collaboration along with the
      most detailed traffic statistics for each contributor
    - New front page makes more articles available to readers at a
      glance
    - An integrated video platform increases the breadth of the science
      content

“The new features along with the ground-up optimization we have done will
allow us to continue to grow as a community but maintain a speedy interface
and allow readers to get to content quickly,” says Hank Campbell, publisher
of ScientificBlogging.com.

ScientificBlogging.com has everyone from research professors to
world-renowned science journalists to the occasional Nobel prize winner all
in one location, insuring that science readers who want to get their science
writing from scientists can do it without going to multiple locations.

“I blog for one site and one site only–Scientific Blogging. And I do it
for a simple reason; Scientific Blogging’s founder and editor, Hank
Campbell
,” says Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle and founder of
the The Space Development Steering Committee, who writes on Energy issues.

The new release also incorporates easy integration with a variety of
other social media sites, like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook, making the pool
of collaborators even larger. An enhanced ‘related articles’ search feature
means readers can easily find more articles on their topic of interest.

“Scientificblogging.com is one part quirky entertainment, one part
late-breaking science news and 100% fascination. Brilliant!” says Jane
Poynter
, former Biosphere 2 scientist and now CEO of an environmental media
company, who blogs in the Enviroment section.

Video has also been promoted to full category status due to the
popularity in testing.

“We’re excited to power video for ScientificBlogging.com”
(http://www.scientificblogging.com/) said Steve Rosenbaum, CEO of
Magnify.net. “As one of the top science sites on the Internet,
ScientificBlogging.com (http://www.scientificblogging.com/) has done an
incredible job of being at the forefront of breaking science news. Now, with
Magnify’s video platform, Scientific Blogging’s writers will be able to
complement their text posts with rich video content.”

More features, including category specific widgets and a new ‘Science For
Kids/Science For Parents’ section, will be announced in the next two months,
said Campbell.

About ION Publications

ION Publications, publisher of ScientificBlogging.com, is the world’s
largest online science community and among the top science sites on the
Internet. Members and writers can create feature articles, chat, collaborate,
interact, use the forums or host their own science blogs and get paid to do
it. Founded in 2006, ION Publications is privately held and based in Folsom,
CA
. For more information, please visit http://www.ScientificBlogging.com.

    Contact:
    Henry J. Campbell
    Publisher
    1024 Iron Point Road
    Folsom, CA 95630
    Phone: +1-916-357-6569
    Fax: +1-916-357-6541
    email: hank@scientificblogging.com

http://www.scientificblogging.com

SOURCE ION Publications


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