ScienceBlogs is no more. Home to Orac and others who took a strange delight in the autism epidemic and vaccine injury denial, it appears to have published its last. Blogging has changed dramatically post social media. Most of us look to Facebook and Twitter and Instagram for quick peek, fast read, easily digestible information and news. It's not necessarily a good thing. Long form reporting and blogging have changed. I haven't written for HuffPo in a very long time - nor would they publish some of my autism posts even when I submitted them. I let my personal blog wind down too. Yahoo groups bit the dust years ago. Facebook became King.
I'm sure Orac and others will find another home so that they can continue their missions.
For those ScienceBloggers who were blogging to improve lives and share meaningful information and who had a community, I'm sorry for your loss. For those who spent their days trying to harm my children, my colleagues, me - good riddance.
Meanwhile, Age of Autism is here, strong as ever despite our great loss of Dan Olmsted last January. If you would like to support us, we welcome your donations and rely on them. Thank you.