The real world has been shaken by the discovery of a secret society that has been hiding in plain sight for many years. A New York Times reporter, who was looking for classified CIA documents, stumbled across webpages from a group calling themselves “Science Bloggers”
From what we know so far, it appears that this group have been writing and commenting on blogs that are only read by other science bloggers. It is believed that around 80% of science blogs are actually blogs about other blogs. Yet nobody from outside the science writing community have ever read their work as it is thought that the network has been kept hidden from the rest of the world using a secrecy spell, such as that used by Hermione Granger in the penultimate Harry Potter movie (Deathly Hallows Part 1).
The cult movement has managed to brainwash a huge number of members who honestly believed that the outside world were reading their blogs and were following the workings of their internal politics. It is thought that the community would prey on young scientists who wanted to believe that there would be someone else in the world who cared about their PhD project when in fact even their parents and supervisor were fairly uninterested.
Fred Jones, a recovering Science Blogger told us “I really thought I enjoyed blogging and tweeting about science blogging and tweeting. I had thought that I was in some way enriching society but I now know it was pushing my friends and family away from me” he went on to explain “I particularly relished the discussions where we ripped into the glamour journals such as Nature and Science, I think it was that that gave us a real sense of community. Although now I know that the reason that we were encouraged to do this is because people actually read those journals”
The authorities are now slowly contacting the remaining members of the Science Bloggers to awake them from their trance state.