ScienceOnline 2013 news

The ScienceSeeker team loved meeting so many of you at ScienceOnline 2013! Quite a few of you came up to our booth, attended our blitz session, or had lunch with us. We got some great feedback for what is important to you in future features, and we really appreciated everyone's kind words about how useful ScienceSeeker is to you.

For those of you who weren't there, our big news is our first contest. The grand prize winner will receive $1000 and a guaranteed spot at Scio14. The guaranteed spot garnered more enthusiasm from attendees than the cash:

The most-requested features were:

  • People want to be able to load older blog posts in to the site. Right now, the site only reads posts that are still in your feed. We will look into finding ways to load up older ones!

  • People would like to be able to group together similar blogs, forming pseudo-networks on ScienceSeeker. This would be a way to have a single feed for multiple blogs. This is something we've already been thinking about, but we'll move it up the priority list.

  • People want to be able to more easily search by post-level tags: "I want to see all the posts which are tagged 'genetics.'" This is doable now, but there isn't an easy user interface for it. We'll work on that soon, too.

Let us know if we missed any requests.

It was great meeting so many of you face to face. See you next year!

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