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International Studies Association proposes to bar editors from blogging | Inside Higher Ed
"The political science blogosphere has erupted in protest after the International Studies Association unveiled a proposal to bar members affiliated with its scholarly journal from doing just that -- blogging."
weblog  behavior  scholarly-communication  academia  political-science 
january 2014 by tsuomela
Global Voices · Citizen media stories from around the world
"Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world."
news  international  weblog 
september 2013 by tsuomela
My Experiments with Introductions
"This “retreating from all nearby centers” is not exactly the personality description of a great social hub. So why is it a great position for introduction-making? It’s the same reason Switzerland is a great place for international negotiations: neutrality and small size anchoring credibility, but with sufficient actual clout to enforce good behavior. If you are big or powerful, you have an agenda. If you are from the center of a community, you have an agenda."
introvert  psychology  behavior  personality  culture  social-psychology  weblog  community  weak-links  networking 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Science in the Open » Blog Archive » The Nature of Science Blog Networks
Like Paulo Nuin said, the future of scientific blogging is what it has always been. It’s just writing. It’s always just been writing. That’s not the interesting bit. The interesting bit is that how we find what we want to read is changing radically…again. That’s where the next big thing is. If someone figures out please tell me. I promise I’ll link to you.
science  writing  online  weblog  communication 
april 2012 by tsuomela
‘Wordquakes’ can shake the political blogosphere (Wired UK)
"A new study of word frequencies in political blogs finds that equations describing earthquake evolution fit the eruption of topics onto political blogs.

News tends to move quickly through the public consciousness, noted physicist Peter Klimek of the Medical University of Vienna and colleagues in a paper posted on arXiv.org. Readers usually absorb a story, discuss it with their friends, and then forget it. But some events send lasting reverberations through society, changing opinions and even governments."
public-opinion  words  language  weblog-analysis  weblog-research  weblog  statistics  earthquake  metaphor 
april 2011 by tsuomela
The Mentaculus: Trade Offs
Extensive collection of trade-offs: robustness v. fragility, random v. determined, switching cost v. change gains, etc.
weblog  series  trade-offs  psychology  bias  decision 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Ian Bogost - Beyond Blogs
"For a while now, I've been advancing the philosophical construction of artifacts, a practice I've given the name carpentry. Taking up that philosophical hobby horse, I wonder what a writing and discussion system would look like if it were designed more deliberately for the sorts of complex, ongoing, often heated conversation that now takes place poorly on blogs. This is a question that might apply to subjects far beyond philosophy, of course, but perhaps the philosopher's native tools would have special properties, features of particular use and native purpose. What if we asked how we want to read and write rather than just making the best of the media we randomly inherit, whether from the nineteenth century or the twenty-first?"
weblog-about  weblog  discussion  dialog  scholarly-communication  academic-center  forms  genre  journals  future  philosophy 
march 2011 by tsuomela
ScienceSeeker
ScienceSeeker collects posts from hundreds of science blogs around the world, so you can find the latest science news and discussion on any topic.
weblog-directory  weblog  science  aggregator 
january 2011 by tsuomela
a note on blogs | varnelis.net
The wealth of blogs is a great question mark. During this economic crisis, we a massive decapitalization of knowledge work in favor of free labor. Not only does Open Source software drive most of the Web today, but news bloggers are effectively replacing newspapers. If the best architecture criticism is now on blogs, how does this culture of free actually function anymore? Is there any room for anyone who doesn't have a trust fund or access to lots of credit cards to contribute to culture?
writing  weblog  theory  money  wealth  open 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Obstacles and Tricks » American Scientist
Cosma Shalizi reviews
STRUCTURE AND RANDOMNESS: Pages from Year One of a Mathematical Blog. Terence Tao. xii 298 pp. American Mathematical Society, 2008. $35.
book  review  weblog  mathematics  learning  tips 
march 2009 by tsuomela
The George Will Scandal
If a major media outlet can't even correct facts about global warming, is it still socially relevant?
pundits  commentary  news  media  science  global-warming  weblog  credibility  accuracy 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Real Advice Hurts | 43 Folders
We can’t get good at something solely by reading about it. And we’ll never make giant leaps in any endeavor by treating it like a snack food that we munch on whenever we’re getting bored. You get good at something by doing it repeatedly. And by listening to specific criticism from people who are already good at what you do. And by a dedication to getting better, even when it’s inconvenient and may not involve a handy bulleted list.
advice  tip  weblog  culture 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Genre Classifications for News Content | Civilities
How essential is the genre? Let us provide some examples first: reporting, on-the-scene reporting, analysis, opinion pieces editorial, satire, humor, box scores, wedding announcements, obituaries, advice columns, explainers, reviews, responses, Q
news  journalism  genre  weblog  controlled-vocabulary  folksonomy 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Black Cover
This blog is dedicated to the search for the perfect little black notebook.
notebook  notetaking  writing  tool  weblog 
may 2008 by tsuomela

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