Weblogs and paradigm shifts

Nicholas Jon seems be struggling about advocating weblogs in academic contexts. But reviewing when paradigm shifts happen he thinks it is just a matter of time:

»I’ve found the adoption of weblogs, the sharing of information they allow, and the community building they foster to be difficult to push to critical mass – at least in my academic circle. […] If I were able to demonstrate the true power of the movement and get people to change the way they communicate their research by adopting weblogs and pushing the limits personal publishing / personal knowledge management, it would represent my triggering of a Kuhnian paradigm shift – and that’s definately not something I’m capable of doing alone. Such change requires bottom up forces that move the whole system. […] I truely believe using weblogs as knowledge management for scientific endeavours will become the norm for researchers in the future.«






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