My blog posts for Oikos are an attempt to do interesting “armchair ecology”, a form which Oikos has a long and honorable history of supporting. Basically, any ideas I have that I think are worth sharing, but that, for whatever reason, aren’t really suited for conventional papers, go onto the blog.
With that in mind, I have a question: should I blog about the upcoming Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting? Should I even take the next step into the modern intertubes and tweet about it? I ask because, on the one hand, I’m not sure that there’d be any point to such posts or tweets. I mean, if I post or tweet that Jane Doe gave (or is currently giving!) a great talk on the population ecology of unicorns, why would anyone care? On the other hand, I’ve heard that a surprisingly large number of people were tweeting the Evolution 2011 meeting earlier this summer, so clearly some folks see value in it (or they just find it fun?).
So you tell me: is it worth the effort for me to blog or tweet the ESA? If so, what should I be aiming to blog/tweet about?
Note that I’m open to bribes, payable in beer.😉