I’m currently reading Clay Shirky‘s new book, “Cognitive Surplus.” It’s a worthwhile read, with some familiar stories tied together nicely along with some jaw-dropping moments of insight and realization. This TED talk does a good job of covering a couple concepts in an engaging way. And while it’s convenient to dismiss experiments like Facebook or Twitter or blogs or lolcats as immature or incomplete in this new “media of generosity,” Shirky reminds us that we had erotic novels 150 years before we got to scientific journals. There’s a long road ahead . . .

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.


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