First came the blog networks. Then came the twitter feed. Then improved social bookmarking. And now, since you asked for it by e-mail and in your comments, and I promised to do it, Weird Things has its own Facebook page like you’d expect from a real blog. Just click on the new icon in the buzz section of the sidebar to join in.
While the page gets up to speed, you can browse through links to popular posts that represent what I think is a fairly good sampling of what this blog is about, follow recent updates and interact with other readers. In the near future, I’ll be working to bring more social media elements to Weird Things so it can grow into an active, fully fledged community of skeptics, scientists and fans of popular science and discussions which require to take a look at some sacred cows and proceed to skewer them afterwards. So tune in and take a look around, join the group if you like what you see, and tell your skeptically minded and scientifically curious friends. After all, when we’re talking about blogs, the more the merrier.
On a related note, I’d like to thank all of you who stumbled, read (if that’s the appropriate verb), e-mailed, and otherwise spread the word about Weird Things over the last six weeks. You’ve sent traffic soaring towards its pre-transition levels and the blog is currently getting an average of 1,300 views a day which means that we’re more than halfway back. At the risk of sounding corny, I just want to say: you rock!