"But, to paraphrase Woody Allen: I don’t want to live on in my Facebook page, I want to live on in my apartment."
Does your professor have their own Wikipedia page? Well congratulations!, a new study finds. That probably doesn’t mean anything important.
The Cornell University study, submitted for review to Physics and Society late last week, found no meaningful correlation between an academic having their own entry on Wikipedia and being productive or prolific in their field. It also didn’t find a correlation between any major measure of Wikipedia success—the length of an entry, say, or the number of edits to that entry—and an academic’s prolificness.
In short, a scientist having their own Wikipedia entry means—to use a technical term—diddly squat.
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Actually an OII study.
“You know you’ve made a big mistake, a life-changing mistake, when even your own children abandon you en masse.”
Milton Mueller calls out the end of US dominance in Internet governance as ICANN, IETF, IAB, W3C and the Internet Society issue a statement rejecting the Commerce Dept’s oversight of ICANN.
Guest-post for the LSE Media Policy Project, suggesting that anyone concerned for the future of the Internet should look carefully at the influences on their own values and actions and not just at institutional negotiations in international governance fora.
Astoundingly, the Daily Mail prints a sensible article pointing out that Internet filtering packages aren’t 100% effective in blocking porn or other content that might concern parents, and that therefore parents should also consider talking to their children about how to deal with this.
Bordering on responsible journalism…
xkcd on Internet privacy…
Kudos to US government agency staff who really know their stuff when it comes to big data research.
Good 5-minute intro to the full array of moral, political and practical issues at stake.