Biweekly links for 07/28/2008
- PressThink: A Most Useful Definition of Citizen Journalism
- Good set of thoughts and links on citizen journalism.
- Amy Hoy – Informational Hygiene
- “I try very hard to watch what I put into my head… there are many reasons to believe in a mental architecture that functions on the principle of shit-in/shit-out (SISO).”
- Barbara Aronson: HINARI and the Open Access Publishing Debate in the Developing World
- “there are more than 70 countries in this bar, you don’t have any sales there, you don’t even know the names of these countries, they have the worst health problems in the world…….Elsevier…said, OK, that group gets free access.”
- 6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds – ReadWriteWeb
- …My heart’s in Accra » Saving sections of the daily newspaper
- Asks what functions, exactly, of a daily newspaper ought to be saved, and what can be discarded without loss to society.
- Social Network Analysis, A Brief Introduction
- “Social network analysis [SNA] is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations, computers, web sites, and other information/knowledge processing entities…”
- Daniel Davies: What obligation? Maximise what?
- Dissects “fiduciary duty”, making it clear how fuzzy a notion it is. Davies argues that this fuzziness serves businesses well, because it allows them to justify all sorts of actions on the basis of fiduciary duty.
- Overcoming Bias: Gary Taubes, “Good Calories, Bad Calories”
- Extended review of Gary Taubes’ new book on nutritional research. The book apparently comes to the conclusion that the field is so dominated by institutional and individual bias that it cannot be called a science
- Kevin Kelly: Fate of the Book
- Not just the fate of the book, but an extended meditation on how our culture is being changed by the net.
- Tim Gowers: What is deep mathematics?
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