Twitter is changing the speed and reach at which academic research is being subject to scrutiny and critical appraisal. This is an intriguing look at a couple cases: Peer Review: Trial by Twitter.
A concise little video looks at what Wikipedia is and why he thinks it is significant…There’s no doubting that it is very, very significant, but in what way and possibly not by the the terms he defines…good food for discussion.
Thanks for all your very thoughtful participation in last night’s inaugural lecture. I really appreciated you taking the time to give me an idea of your expectations. You are all living up to the high praise with which you have been feted. I look forward to us having an very productive and useful course module.
I mentioned last night that O’Reilly has a blogger review programme that provides you with copies of their ebooks in exchange for providing unbiased and honest reviews. If you would like to participate, you can find more information at their blogger review website. I think this this programme is useful not just because it gives you access to selected titles, but also helps you to hone your writing skills and appreciate things more critically. In fact, this programme in itself is a good example of a social computing initiative and another one we can reflect on during our 12 week journey.
Have a good week. We’ll see you all next Tuesday.