Several people haven been pushing me to blog more, but it's hard for me to find the time, especially since I'm often sitting in meetings all day long with various Pande Group members, FAH members, Simbios exec committee, or other University business (eg in my capacity as Chair of Biophysics). In those situations, I don't have my laptop out, but I can often sneak my phone to check email and make brief responses.
So, people have suggested that I try Twitter to try to keep the flow of information going to donors. I've set up an account here
This won't replace my blog, but augment it. The blog will be where big, major announcements are placed. The Twitter feed will be more about small updates and day to day items.
I say this is an experiment since I'm not sure if this is a good way to get people information or if anyone cares about all of these details (although judging from feedback from Folding@home donors in the forum, it seems like some may be interested).
Anyway, I'll give it a shot to see if it can help the flow of info to donors about the science, code development, and infrastructure issues in Folding@home and science at Stanford from my perspective.