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The announcement is dated January 6, 2010, but the report itself is dated July 2010. In any case it’s new to me, so I thought I would run through some interesting points. Here’s the citation (as much as I can tell): Proctor,R., Williams,R. & Stewart, J. (2010). If you build it, will they come? How…

Yet again someone said to me in a meeting: librarians don’t like web 2.0, they always push back against it. Ok, so this clearly doesn’t describe all of the librarians I hang out with online or any of the ones I work with. My guess is that there are two things that really spawned this.…

Featuring quotes by yours truly as well as our dear Dr Isis, Drugmonkey, and Bora Zivkovic. Kamalski, J. (2010). Blogging about science. Research Trends 17. Retrieved from http://www.info.scopus.com/researchtrends/archive/RT17/beh_dat_17.html .

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Following ICWSM Remotely

Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is being held right now in DC. Use both twitter hash tags: #icwsm2010 and #icwsm. The papers are online at: http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM10/schedConf/presentations.

Revere of Effects Measure has a great post on expertise, authorship, and “real” names. At this point, after years and years of blogs it’s a shame this has to be said explicitly. The general points go like this: there are many legitimate reasons to be pseudonymous in authoring a blog. I describe some of these…

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…

This was originally posted 1/9/2009 on my old blog. Due to popular demand (well 3 requests ), this is a commentary and additional information for my conference paper and presentation: Pikas, C. K. (2008). Detecting Communities in Science Blogs. Paper presented at eScience ’08. IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience, 2008. Indianapolis. 95-102. doi:10.1109/eScience.2008.30 (available…

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…

scio10: Protocols: Gov’t 2.0

Anil Dash (first employee at SixApart (movabletype), long time blogger). Milestone – there’s a blog on the White House website. Made statement that federal gov’t interest and use of new media – most interesting startup 2009. So then he set out to make it true. Gov’t picks experts, brings them in, listens to them for…