A number of recent articles have posited the idea that information distribution on the Internet is undergoing a massive change – driven by the failure of site advertising and subscriptions as a general purpose economic model, and the rise of mobile powered social media as the discovery tool of these times. To what extent is this way of thinking applicable to scholarly publishing?
An overview of new tools available, to help us consider how publishing may better incorporate technology in the context of a connected society.
If there was a word of the year competition for Scholarly Publishing, #Altmetrics would be a favorite to win. David Sommer, co-founder and Director of Kudos discusses how this new service could offer usable measurements of the array of article promotion and influencing activities undertaken by scholars.
Revisiting the subject of social media and scientific research–have we made much progress in the last few years?
The dark matter of social sharing may be visible now, thanks to some smart theory, not more data.
Boiling down the social Web to create a measure of influence? Not as easy as it looks.
A very musical new platform is announced with utmost secrecy.
Humans are better at socializing than the social Web’s design allows for. But new levels of sophistication may be coming.
Google and Facebook are battling, but looking more and more alike.
Does resisting the urge to go online at work lead to worse job performance?
A clever marketing video from the American Institute of Physics and their UniPHY initiative.
A study of social media adoption hides some sensible lessons within a jumble of other signals.
With more and more science being tested and communicated outside traditional outlets, we may face a moment when faith in the existing system breaks down.
The artificiality of Internet inventions and experiences is about novelty, not artificiality. We’ve always been pretenders.
The world should present itself relative to me = the emerging expectation. What that means for broadcasters and publishers? Get ready to be shared.