Sometimes I think we don’t give enough credit to AAA — after only a year or two of total inaction since we first suggested the idea, they have gone from no blogging to having four blogs: “In Focus”:http://anthropologynews.blogspot.com/, “Human Rights”:http://aaahumanrights.blogspot.com/, “Public Affairs”:http://aaanewsinfo.blogspot.com/ (although the url is aaanewsinfo — so much for branding) and the “Race blog”:http://understandingrace.org/cs/blogs/race/default.aspx. I’m sure there are some who think this is three too many and that they are all too hard to find and navigate, but I’m glad to see that they have gotten these underway — especially the public affairs blog.
That said though, I’m sort of blown away by the fascinating use of blogging that is happening over at Linguistic Society of America. They are just now drafting an ethics statement and they are doing it “posting each section of the statement as a blog entry and letting people comment on them”:http://lsaethics.wordpress.com/2008/07/. Now that is innovation in blogging. Fascinating.