[ASC-list] a few interesting links from the Science Online 2011 Conference

Abigail Thomas Thomas.Abigail at abc.net.au
Tue Mar 1 21:44:46 UTC 2011

Many thanks for letting us know about this Sarah. I had no idea there was a Science Online Conference - and it's the area I work in!

Abbie Thomas
ABC News in Science
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From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Sarah Keenihan
Sent: Tuesday, 1 March 2011 9:45 PM
To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
Subject: [ASC-list] a few interesting links from the Science Online 2011 Conference

Hello everyone,

I watched an online video presentation this morning from the recent Science Online 2011 Conference. Entitled Web 2.0, Public and Private Spaces in the Scientific Community, and Generational Divides in the Practice of Science, it features the following fantastic quote from a senior scientist apparently bewildered by the advent of Web 2.0/social media (eg blogs, twitter, facebook, online forums) in science:

"why is it that your generation feels compelled to do in public what the rest of us know to do in private?"

Given that I've had a few discussions with ASC members around the role(s) of Web 2.0 in science and science communication, I thought a link to this video might be interesting for some of you. Here<http://scienceonline2011.com/watch-2/public-and-private-spaces/> it is. I wrote a summary<http://bridge8.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/science-communication-and-web-2-0-can-i-play-with-you/> of my thoughts stemming from the presentation as well if you want a briefer version.

The presentation also mentioned a website called The Third Reviewer<http://thirdreviewer.com/>, which I hadn't heard of before. Described by one of its founders as "an online site where recently published articles from multiple journals to a given field are aggregated and where open,honest, anonymous discussion of this literature is fostered", it's another good example of how Web 2.0 might impact on the way we read, discuss, analyse and use peer-reviewed scientific literature. Check it out if you're interested.

Best wishes,

Sarah Keenihan, PhD

Science Communications Manager
Bridge 8 Pty Ltd | Futurists | Technologists | Communicators

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