Category Archives: Tweetlinks

Tweetlinks, 11-03-09

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The future of news is entrepreneurial
Tribune Co. papers rewiring for experimental week without AP
Politicians Use Social Media to Bypass the Press Corps
The first great mammoth
Welcome to ScienceOnline2010
Worth Watching – three great eco movies for the weekend.
The End of Impact Factors as a Measure of Research Quality
Genes as weather vanes for disease
Good news – Dan Delong will be back in the classroom today
GOP Rep.: Health Reform Scarier Than Terrorists
And the Healthcare Reform Disaster Continues…
NIH seeds scientific networking projects with $27M
DonorsChoose 2009 Social Media Challenge: How we did
Research subjects should have access to their own data
The Obamas’ Marriage and Questioning the mom in chief
Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King (for a Time)
Retrospective News: An Example – The Garbage Patch Story
Pay walls never may come at some papers
One in five mammal species on extinction ‘red list’
This is sick: Doctor: I built myself a wife

Tweetlinks, 11-02-09

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I went to this today (8:30am-2:50pm only) and will blog about it later.
Mission Improbable: A Concise and Precise Definition of P-Value
Columnist Quits After Newsday Starts Charging for Its Web Site
The accidental science blogger
How do birds sense the Earth’s magnetic field?
Contemplating ScienceOnline 2010 Sessions on Medical Journalism and Science 2.0
Light Directs Zebrafish period2 Expression via Conserved D and E Boxes
Richard Smith: The beginning of the end for impact factors and journals
Counting the global burden of foodborne disease
Article Level Metrics: What They Are and Why You Should Care
On Friday, I’ll be on the radio talking about ScienceOnline2010. Tune in.

Tweetlinks, 11-01-09

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Doctors’ Lack of Respect Weighs on the Obese
Frogs in Boiling but Confusing Water: A Review of Climate Cover-Up
List of cognitive biases
Top Twitter Lists are very male…let’s make a women-in-STEM and/or women-bloggers lists and such and push them.
A room of her own – ‘Incredible story about a teacher who left a student $75K’
From sanctuary to snake pit: the rise and fall of asylums
The History of Birth Control

Tweetlinks, 10-31-09

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Every plastic bag and bottle you’ve ever used still exists
Deal in Senate on Protecting News Sources
Are you a ‘messy thinker’?
The Complete Guide to Google Wave
Found one of these today. Obviously written by a coward. Boo!
A Must-Read for journos: There may be a future for the news business, but it’s going to be unrecognizable: We Just Don’t Know: An Interview with Jonathan Glick – “It was the monopoly that created the journalism, not the journalism that created the monopoly.”
A Must-Read for journos: Narrative is dead! Long live Narrative!
A Must-Read for journos: Toward post-Journalism journalism
A Must-Read for journos: Wild guesses won’t solve journalism crisis
Another Must-Read for journos: The Only ‘Journalism’ Subsidy We Need is in Bandwidth
Constraining America’s Brightest
Global/national and hyperlocal papers will thrive, metros will die, I always say. Perhaps I’m right:Most national papers in America are faring better than metropolitan ones
Global warming is not a liberal issue. GW Denialism is a conservative issue, though: Do two reporters have a conflict on the beat? – Equal voice=dereliction of journo duty.
For The Future Of The Media Industry, Look In The App Store

Tweetlinks, 10-30-09

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On science writing and journalism: Scientists can’t write? and Science journalism–critical analysis, not debate and Three kinds of knowledge about science and journalism. Recommended.
A new treatment for chronic wounds
Open Source Science? Or Distributed Science?
Pretty Greeting Cards Warble, Tweet to Readers
Big-headed tiger snakes support long-neglected theory of genetic assimilation
UNC-CH, NCSU professor, entrepreneur Joseph DeSimone to receive top N.C. award
Seed article about animal homosexuality got an IL teacher suspended. Former students of the suspended teacher have set up a Facebook group in support.
The Data Explosion and the Scientific Method
China outperforms US on green issues
The recession is turning more people into paid clinical trial volunteers
Bio crude, a potentially lethal brain infection and asthma…
Don’t Get Cocky, Twitter – on Twitter lists and why they are not “ready” yet.
As journalists, are we our own brands?
Five reasons corporations are failing at social media
New Science Journalism Projectcollaborative science news by journalism students worldwide.
Journalist Amy Wallace Welcomes ‘Conversation’ She’s Started About Vaccines
Sex and hand differences in circadian wrist activity are independent from sex and hand differences in 2D:4D
Study Surprise Yields New Target for Assessing Genes Linked to Autism
Prof replaces term papers with Wikipedia contributions, suffering ensues
Extreme Pumpkins – the ultimate guide to carving pumpkins – I wish I saw this site earlier!
Big Breasts: An Indicator of Dangerous Fat Deposition?
Malaria Vaccines: Where Next?
Make nominations for NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center Awards.
No news to report? Are you sure about that?
Russ Campbell starts a series of interviews with participants of #sciwri09 with the interview with Deborah Blum: People I met at the World Conference of Science Journalists
Casual Fridays: Is political wishy-washiness a general phenomenon?
PLoS at ASTMH 2009 – Booth 501
Nurse Ratched:Your Byline Has Blogger Envy – “There was a time when only journalists wrote the news….”
Social networks – are they useful or pointless? For scientists, you cannot collect people. You collect data and people will collect themselves, attracted to the data.
The Incredible Macro Bug Portraiture of Thomas Shahan
Basic concepts: Truth. (this one’s for bookmarking)
Jonah Lehrer: Outsider Intelligence – got hard problems? Don’t turn them over to experts – ask outsiders.
Do scientists encourage misleading media coverage? PR officers, not scientists.

Tweetlinks, 10-29-09

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Science journalists, bloggers and the Brave New World we live in
Whispers Offstage? Could Be Actor’s Next Line
College Newspaper Writing in the GoogleAge
Information technology boosts popular science education in poor areas
Building an open Carolina news network
The Mammoths in Spain Lived Mainly on the Plains
Venomous shrews and lizards evolved toxic proteins in the same way
Dunbar number – misunderstanding it and understanding it and understanding it really well.
Open Access is the short-sighted fight
The global impact of OA week 2009
Concerning pseudonymity on blogs, it is always a good idea to revisit The Pseudonymity Laboratory
Coming to #scio10? Start signing up for Workshops: just edit that wiki page, add number and your name.
“If you want to help re-boot the news you should know about Studio 20, a new NYU Masters program”
Med students hoist P2P Jolly Roger to get access to papers: A study provides evidence that file sharing takes place with some very specialized media: the research papers published in scientific journals.
Should Scientists be Tweeting and Should You Be Tweeting?
Type of work affects the level of stress in horses (about this paper)
“Would be great to have this sorta thing in the Triangle”: The Imagine Science Film Fest
Need funding for a postdoc, sabbatical, or meeting? NESCent welcomes your proposals; due Dec1.

Tweetlinks, 10-28-09

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Science Fiction has no necessary connection with Science: Your Mind Tricks Won’t Work On Me, Jedi and ScienceOnline’09 – interview with Blake Stacey.
The Atlantic article: sur rebuttal
If FriendFeed does not die by then, we’ll use this Room for live coverage of #scio10, if not – GoogleWave? I am wondering if it will become ubiquitous by mid-January….
UNC and NCSU generate three biomedical engineering spinoffs since 2007: Chasing an idea
What Obama’s Doing With Fox News
Mammoths in the news – Woolly mammoths in Spain? – sure just vacationing. It’s a beautiful coast…
Nasty BCBS anti-public-option fliers backfire: BCBS plea to customers on reform hits a nerve
Flu Self-Assessment:”Could I have H1N1 flu (swine flu)?”
This is why children need the H1N1 flu vaccine
Wired posts Amy Wallace love/hate mail compiled from Twitter feed
How to explain science to your friends
What women want may change during her cycle: Eye of the Beholder
12 Awesome Social Media Halloween Pumpkin Carvings – yes, I also love the Fail Whale the best.
Product placements in movies: When they work, and when they don’t
If you don’t get what the problems with plastics in the ocean are, check this out: A Tale of Entanglement (video)
Circadian Surprise: Mechanism Of Temperature Synchronization In Drosophila
Birds Use Light, Not Magnetic Field, to Migrate – biomagnetite vs. cryptochrome debate is far from over. Overstated PR?
Magic and Marvelous Boxes, and the Future of Newsrooms
Correction Fluid – Lessons from the Scalia misquote heard ’round the Web
Amazing pics! RT @tdelene: Wow: Barn swallow clears two inch opening on the way home – at 35 MPH! A job for superswallow
‘Hey Jude’ Flowchart
A Happy Family of Pachycephalosaurus