URLs of wisdom (26th October)

URLs of wisdom is a weekly round-up of interesting links about topics at the intersection of people, science and technology.

 Network analysis


  • Survey finds correlation between strength of scientists’ beliefs and social media use for sharing research
  • This study finds that social media use reduces political polarization rather than increasing it – “This is just one paper, but it adds to a growing body of knowledge that shows that the connection between media consumption and political polarization is much more complicated than conventional wisdom has it.”
  • Political polarization and media habits  – Latest Pew Internet Research Survey – “The study also suggests that in America today, it is virtually impossible to live in an ideological bubble. Most Americans rely on an array of outlets – with varying audience profiles – for political news. And many consistent conservatives and liberals hear dissenting political views in their everyday lives.”
  • Seams in the cyborg  – Latest excerpt from Digital Sociology

Academia online 

Digital marketing


Just for fun

Check out the tweets on the #emojiresearch hashtag as scientists describe their research in pictures.


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