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Origgi, G., Holmes, S. and Arikha, N.: Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters (Hardcover and eBook) | Princeton University Press
"Reputation touches almost everything, guiding our behavior and choices in countless ways. But it is also shrouded in mystery. Why is it so powerful when the criteria by which people and things are defined as good or bad often appear to be arbitrary? Why do we care so much about how others see us that we may even do irrational and harmful things to try to influence their opinion? In this engaging book, Gloria Origgi draws on philosophy, social psychology, sociology, economics, literature, and history to offer an illuminating account of an important yet oddly neglected subject. Origgi examines the influence of the Internet and social media, as well as the countless ranking systems that characterize modern society and contribute to the creation of formal and informal reputations in our social relations, in business, in politics, in academia, and even in wine. She highlights the importance of reputation to the effective functioning of the economy and e-commerce. Origgi also discusses the existential significance of our obsession with reputation, concluding that an awareness of the relationship between our reputation and our actions empowers us to better understand who we are and why we do what we do. Compellingly written and filled with surprising insights, Reputation pins down an elusive subject that affects everyone."
book  publisher  reputation  information-literacy  philosophy 
september 2018 by tsuomela
The Intellectual We Deserve | Current Affairs
"Jordan Peterson’s popularity is the sign of a deeply impoverished political and intellectual landscape… "
book  review  political-correctness  reputation  public-intellectual 
march 2018 by tsuomela
Galileo's Middle Finger by Alice Dreger - Penguin Books USA
"An impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, Galileo’s Middle Finger is one American’s eye-opening story of life in the trenches of scientific controversy. For two decades, historian Alice Dreger has led a life of extraordinary engagement, combining activist service to victims of unethical medical research with defense of scientists whose work has outraged identity politics activists. With spirit and wit, Dreger offers in Galileo’s Middle Finger an unforgettable vision of the importance of rigorous truth seeking in today’s America, where both the free press and free scholarly inquiry struggle under dire economic and political threats."
book  publisher  research  controversy  trends  science  reputation  harassment  ethics 
july 2015 by tsuomela
Taking the road less traveled | Science Careers
“The cost of standing up for controversial results can be devastating to researchers and their families, Dreger makes clear.”
research  controversy  trends  reputation  harassment  ethics  science  sts 
july 2015 by tsuomela
Why Men Work So Many Hours - Joan C. Williams - Harvard Business Review
"Why are workplace flexibility programs so hard to sustain? The business case for such programs' benefits is well known. The elimination of ROWE is particularly striking because the path-breaking work of Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen, and their colleagues, has produced rigorous regressions that ROWE reduced turnover and turnover intentions, reduced employees' interruptions at work, reduced time employees' engaged in work of little value to the company, and increased employee's sense of job involvement, using rigorous social science methodology. But the issue here is not money. At issue are manliness and morality. For upper-middle class men, notes sociologist Michèle Lamont, ambition and a strong work ethic are "doubly sacred. . . as signals of both moral and socioeconomic purity.""
work  labor  gender  time  men  women  reputation  psychology  iron-cage 
july 2013 by tsuomela
The hammer of Hawking: The impact of celebrity scientists, the intent of extraterrestrials and the public perception of astrobiology | Gazan | First Monday
"This paper assesses the impact of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking’s warning about the possibly malicious intent of extraterrestrial visitors on the public opinion of the search for life in the universe, which is the domain of the interdisciplinary science of astrobiology. Using Web content analysis and sentiment analysis methods, 13 distinct categories of opinion are proposed, suggesting the role of Web comments as both public forums and naturalistic data sources. The results suggest that a significant percentage of those studied agreed with Hawking purely on the merits of his reputation, but those who disagreed tended to claim that Hawking’s argument failed logically or scientifically. How cross–domain authority manifests on the Web, and the influence of celebrity scientists on the public perception of astrobiology, are discussed."
science  scientists  public-understanding  astrobiology  reputation  celebrity  impact 
july 2013 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Marketing Wittgenstein
"Who made Wittgenstein a great philosopher?  Why is the eccentric Austrian now regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest philosophers? What conjunction of events in his life history and the world of philosophy in the early twentieth century led to this accumulating recognition and respect?"
philosophy  history  analytic-philosophy  reputation  social-construction  networks 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Would you risk your firm's reputation by telling News Corp.'s side of the story? -
"The digitally savvy PR firm, Edelman, has agreed to represent News Corp., which is in crisis over big revelations from the UK that it hacked phones, paid off the cops, lied to regulators, lied to itself, and showed no interest in coming clean on the story for five years. This seemed to me a risky decision on Edelman's part. But maybe I don't understand the PR biz. Watch as I try to figure it out."
public-relations  media  crisis  journalism  reputation 
july 2011 by tsuomela
The Digital Universe Directory
The Digital Universe Directory is a collaboration between the Digital Universe Foundation and TRUNITY (which provides the technology platforms the powers the Digital Universe Directory). This Directory comprises a network of subject-specific web sites organized by topic into "Portals" – such as the Earth Portal or the Cosmos Portal – with reliable information from trusted sources covering a wide range of subjects.
reference  encyclopedia  education  wikipedia  reputation  expertise  evaluation 
september 2010 by tsuomela
Encyclopedia of Earth
Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Earth, an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and are useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.
education  science  environment  reference  encyclopedia  earth  ecology  geography  expertise  reputation 
september 2010 by tsuomela
The short answer to Yglesias's question is "Yes." - Acephalous
he basic logic is that sharing work with the general public is a means of circumventing the "serious" peer review process, and as such is necessarily "unserious." The problem with that explanation is that the peer review process is itself a monument to unseriousness.
academia  publishing  popularize  reputation  peer-review 
september 2010 by tsuomela
The Whuffie Bank - Reputation is Wealth
In a world where reputation is wealth, only those who do good and well unto others are the richest.
online  culture  reputation  reputation-management  whuffie  markets 
december 2009 by tsuomela
Taken for Granted: Shocked, Shocked! to Find Disappointment on Campus - Science Careers - Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Faculty, Postdoc jobs on Science Careers
But as the great majority of faculty members learn--quickly or slowly depending on where they end up--the opportunity to do important science and gain major recognition only ever exists for a relative few--overwhelmingly those educated and employed at the most prestigious universities. The real issue in the distribution of recognition and prestige, Hermanowicz's meticulous research shows, is not the ability or drive of individual scientists but, to paraphrase the book's subtitle, "how institutions shape careers."
academia  academic  job  career  science  prestige  expertise  reputation  research  sociology  institutions 
december 2009 by tsuomela
» ReputationHQ - Private, social networks for collaborative reputation management and Enterprise ORM.
ReputationHQ searches for your desired information and pulls in articles automatically every 10 minutes! We search across millions of websites including:
reputation  management  online  social  social-networking  networking 
march 2008 by tsuomela
Why don't we love science fiction? - Times Online
The point is that SF is, in fact, the necessary literary companion to science. How could fiction avoid considering possible futures in a world of perpetual innovation? And how could science begin to believe in itself as wisdom, rather than just truth, wit
sf  literature  criticism  reputation  import-delicious  fiction 
december 2007 by tsuomela

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