Web 2.0 and scientific communications

From: Barry Mahon <barry.mahon_at_IOL.IE>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 18:40:15 +0100

Here - http://pubs.acs.org/cen/editor/88/8819editor.html

There is a (second) editorial from Chemical and Engineering News on the
subject of Web 2.0 and its (potential) effect on communications
generally and specifically communications in science.

The original editorial quoted from a recently published book by Jaron
Lanier - You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, which criticised the Web 2.0
'culture' which argues that communications when as many people as
possible contribute to a given topic/subject the resulting information
is 'better'.

Wikipedia is quoted by Web 2.0 enthusiasts as a perfect example.

The editorial and the items referenced in it make interesting reading
apropos the recent discussions on here and in relation to the various
recent and not so recent movements in the field of scientific
Received on Thu May 20 2010 - 19:06:32 BST

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