Roger Pielke Jr. on blogging and paper readership

Dr. Pielke down at CU Boulder has an interesting post on how science blogging can increase readership of scientific papers (or at least scientific paper abstracts).  He cites an ongoing study by World Bank personnel which concludes that 1-4% of of readers click-through to linked abstracts, and that being linked by a high-profile blog can result in a spike of abstract hits representing several years’ worth of the background hit rate.

Kind of makes you wonder how many hits our little blog may be responsible for 🙂

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