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More on Geobloggers

Anne Jefferson from Highly Allochthonous pointed me to a new essay from Geoscientist Online, the member magazine of the Geological Society (UK). That essay points both to the survey of women geobloggers (previously mentioned here) and a survey done by Lutz Geissler, Robert Huber, and Callan Bentley. (probably haven’t mentioned before). In the Geoscientist essay…

Sometimes you have to just let go and release something to the wild. I have mentioned on a few occasions a qualitative study I did prior to the network study. To be honest, I think I actually did it in the Fall of 2007 ?! I thought (and was encouraged to believe) that I could…

Dr Free-ride, Sheril Kirshenbaum, and Isis the Scientist SK – definition of civility at your site – if you want children to feel welcome, for example. You have to set the tone. Some topics seem more important to be civil about. F-r - politeness or is it being a decent human – in philosophical circles…

I’ve weighed in a few times on how to build online communities or support scientists online, but it’s really worth paying attention to when you get an actual scientist who is also very involved in and interested in social software tell you what he thinks. Cameron Neylon did just that in a recent blog post…

Why Friendfeed’s acquisition by Facebook concerns this user. The title is an imitation of Walt’s Monday, old, and insufficiently paranoid. I love friendfeed. It’s really the porous boundaries between the groups that really does it. You get to know people because things they share/post are “liked” by people you know and trust. I’ve been introduced…

I’ve been fascinated by these projects, but I felt that I didn’t have sufficient time to really do them justice here. Michael Nielsen has discussed them in several venues so it wasn’t clear what I could add. Then I thought about it some more, and I realized that I probably do have different readers than…

Last set of comps readings, I talked about sense of community: belonging, having influence, fulfillment of needs, and emotional support.  Now, let’s talk about the physics version of “community” – cohesive subgroups.  In a graph, these are groups of nodes in a graph that are more connected to each other than to other parts of…

Sunday morning I was all set to do another essay – just had to pick a question source and question – when my mother in law called to say she would be stopping by at about the same time I would be finishing up the 2 hour window, leaving no time for emergency house cleaning…