I’ve noted that the Antwerp ring theory research group has a blog. Admittedly, it’s not particularly active at the moment, but it’s still good to see more established entities than marauding bands of grad students starting blogs.
Maybe I’m just high on blog triumphalism, but looking at how blogs have infected fields like politics, I can’t help but wonder if they will soon be ubiquitous in math, with every department, every research group (every conference?) having one. It might sound dumb, but what would you have said 10 years ago if I told you that by 2008, almost every serious political campaign for President, Governor or Congress would have a blog? Or 15 years ago if I had told you by now it would be considered a vital part of someone’s academic career to have a website? It would sounded like madness, no? Welcome to the internet age.
Of course, it goes without saying that by the time everybody warms up to blogs, the early adopters will have found another technology they think is so much better, which we will wait another 10 years for everyone to decide is a good idea.