Because I'd have to forfeit my math blogger card otherwise: you should know about Math Overflow This is a site where people can ask mathematics questions -- the level is basically that of questions which would be of interest to professional mathematicians. I'm rather enjoying it; it's procrastination and education at the same time!

It is also useful for asking questions and being told that I already answered them on this blog.

## 22 October 2009

## 08 October 2009

### Evidence that mathematicians have a big Internet presence

If you google

If you google

I suspect this is because mathematicians found the Internet early, and seem to be more likely to have personal web pages than even most other academics.

*genealogy*, the first hit is The mathematics genealogy project. In some sense, according to "the Internet", mathematical genealogy is more important than real genealogy! (I have a feeling that the biological parents of mathematicians would be offended by this, so I won't tell my parents.)If you google

*AMS*, the first hit is the American Mathematical Society. (Societies of meteorologists, musicologists, Montessori schools, etc. show up further down the list.) I have a musicologist friend that I joke with this about, claiming that the mathematical society is the*real*AMS.I suspect this is because mathematicians found the Internet early, and seem to be more likely to have personal web pages than even most other academics.

**Edit, 4:18 pm**: In a comment by Boris, I'm reminded that Google personalizes search results, so what I've said is not true.
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