URLs of wisdom is a weekly round-up of interesting links about topics at the intersection of people, science and technology.
- Non-obvious networks in common data – A different look at the recent survey data about public trust in different media sources (see below in Behaviour section).
- 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
- Do open access article get higher altmetric counts?
- The right metrics for Generation Open – a guide to getting credit for Open Science
- Public engagement can help you think about your research from a fresh perspective
- Being famous to the family – and how it’s important e.g. for crowd-funding
- This looks like a great project to get involved with: A Community Building Handbook, kicked off at MozFest this weekend.
- Tips to avoid common challenges when scaling up a startup
Just for fun
Check out the tweets on the #emojiresearch hashtag as scientists describe their research in pictures.
In our lab, we use 🐟 and ⏳lapse🔬with 🎥 to study how a single cell develops in to an 👶 #emojiresearch
— Alexis B Webb (@lexbwebb) October 18, 2014