Big update — part 3

June 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

We just pushed part 3 of our big update — the final part which introduces:

New Categories

The changes are rather unspectacular and yet quite large. We have changed the “categories” almost completely. If you remember, used to be split into ‘researchers’, ‘groups’, ‘educators’, ‘journalism’, ‘institutions’ and ‘communities’.

This had always been a crude categorization of the blogs in our database. Now that we have introduced PlanetTAG this categorization has become less important. If you’re looking for specific type of content, it’s better to do this by looking for tags and across all blogs; after all, many bloggers are much more versatile than categories could hope to capture.

Nevertheless, we didn’t want to abandon the idea of basic categories. We find (and are found by) more and more bloggers and their takes on mathematical blogging are more diverse than we imagined.

So now we have 13 categories which represent our educated guess on what the primary focus of each blog is.

  • Pure mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Teachers  and educators
  • Visualizations
  • History
  • Art
  • Comics, recreational mathematics and other fun
  • General scientific interest
  • Journalistic writers
  • Journals, Publishers etc.
  • Commercial blogs
  • Communities
  • Institutions

Of course, this change led to a lot of derived changes. There are new feeds for the new categories, there are new ‘by date’ views etc.

We hope you find this useful, especially in combination with PlanetTAG. Please let us know if you find something where we missed to change to the new categories — or if you have a great idea for a missing feature!

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