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ILRI Blogs – Keeping up with your colleagues

One of the most successful ‘new media’ applications in recent years is the blog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog). It has moved from a personal diary or weblog into the mainstream of scientific and scholarly publishing. See for example Nature Blogs (http://blogs.nature.com) and ScienceBlogs (http://scienceblogs.com).

Blogging is an increasingly popular activity in ILRI. Especially by projects looking for straightforward and easy-to-update websites with ‘newsletter’ characteristics. Take a look at some of these:

One of the best aspects of a blog is that it produces something called an ‘RSS feed’ – or ‘really simple syndication.’ Each of the blogs above has an option to ‘subscribe to a newsfeed’ or, even better, to ‘sign up for an email alert’.

Are you subscribing to your colleagues’ knowledge ? Sign up today by visiting any of these blogs or the ILRI newsfeeds page: http://www.ilri.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=116

Do you have blogging aspirations? Join the blogging mini-workshop at the APM Marketplace or send an email to Peter Ballantyne (p.ballantyne@cgiar.org)

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