In this talk, we will explore the role of blogrolls and various social media tools in the open-science movement. Open-science is a movement that advocates transparent methods, freely-available datasets/computer code, and manuscripts free of financial and legal barriers to access. In a sense, Internet and social media technologies have enabled this movement. While technology and community are indeed necessary enablers, the way in which these tools are employed is also key to moving forward open-science. Featured here will be examples of blogrolls (blog post reviews organized around a theme) from Synthetic Daisies blog, the emergence of distributed research projects based on open-data (DevoWorm), and a general strategy for engaging in open science (Orthogonal Research).
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