Pseudonymity and Blogging

On an unrelated note, the quite marvellous Dr Isis writes about blogging under pseudonyms and a how to be a well behaved science blogger.

Despite using a pseudonym myself, I really have no qualms (at least at the time being) about being approached as “Invader Xan” or as my real life self. But some people do. It’s wise to respect that.

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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2 Responses to Pseudonymity and Blogging

  1. invaderxan says:

    Oh, absolutely. As long as there have been people standing on their own soapboxes, there have been pseudonyms to go with them.
    Science blogging has done a lot for communication of science in general. So much so, it’s already sparked arguments between bloggers and traditional journalists…

  2. nimblenimbus says:

    You could consider it the same thing as writing or music or any art, really.
    If people want pseudonyms, they want pseudonyms. Hell, I think it’s amazing what blogging and the Internet itself has done for science and the communication of ideas in general. It’s pretty great. Provided, of course, nobody breaks any laws or anything… but that’s another story.

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