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What can science networking online do for you?

                                     Neil Saunders

                      ...
where were we?

1   why network?

2   “facebook for scientists“

3   blogs: reading and writing

4   microblogging and ”li...
science without online networking...




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   3 / 29
...and how it could be




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   4 / 29
still not convinced?




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   5 / 29
still not convinced?




    Wherever you work, most of the smart people are somewhere else
    – Bill Joy




  N. Saunde...
still not convinced?




    Wherever you work, most of the smart people are somewhere else
    – Bill Joy

    It’s not i...
web 2.0 and science
What’s Web 2.0?
   A Web where the users create, edit, share and discuss information




  N. Saunders...
web 2.0 and science
What’s Web 2.0?
   A Web where the users create, edit, share and discuss information




  N. Saunders...
where were we?

1   why network?

2   “facebook for scientists“

3   blogs: reading and writing

4   microblogging and ”li...
social networks for scientists




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   8 / 29
social networks for scientists




    too many




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   8 / ...
social networks for scientists




    too many
    high barrier to entry




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)    Science networks...
social networks for scientists




    too many
    high barrier to entry
    benefits unclear




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)...
social networks for scientists




    too many
    high barrier to entry
    benefits unclear
    but do give you ”web pre...
where were we?

1   why network?

2   “facebook for scientists“

3   blogs: reading and writing

4   microblogging and ”li...
Questions for you




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   10 / 29
Questions for you

    weblog / blog?




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   10 / 29
Questions for you

    weblog / blog?
    read?




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   10 /...
Questions for you

    weblog / blog?
    read?
    subscribe?




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November ...
Questions for you

    weblog / blog?
    read?
    subscribe?
    write?




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks ...
Questions for you

    weblog / blog?
    read?
    subscribe?
    write?


    A blog (a contraction of the term ”Web log...
finding science blogs


Search tools




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   11 / 29
finding science blogs


Search tools




        blogsearch.google.com




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)        Science networks...
finding science blogs


Search tools




        blogsearch.google.com                      www.technorati.com




  N. Sau...
finding science blogs



Aggregators




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   12 / 29
finding science blogs



Aggregators




  scintilla.nature.com




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November ...
finding science blogs



Aggregators




  scintilla.nature.com     www.postgenomic.com




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)       ...
finding science blogs



Aggregators




  scintilla.nature.com     www.postgenomic.com     blogs.nature.com




  N. Saund...
finding science blogs


Collections




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   13 / 29
finding science blogs


Collections




            scienceblogs.com




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)       Science networks   ...
finding science blogs


Collections




            scienceblogs.com                      network.nature.com/blogs




  N....
reading science blogs




Subscribe to RSS feeds




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   14 ...
reading science blogs




Subscribe to RSS feeds




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   14 ...
using a feed reader




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   15 / 29
using a feed reader




Google Reader is itself a social tool




   N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)         Science networks   Nov...
writing a science blog

Hosted




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   16 / 29
writing a science blog

Hosted




     wordpress.com




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008 ...
writing a science blog

Hosted




     wordpress.com         www.blogger.com




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)     Science net...
writing a science blog

Hosted




     wordpress.com         www.blogger.com      www.vox.com




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ...
writing a science blog

Hosted




     wordpress.com         www.blogger.com      www.vox.com

Self-hosted
    Numerous o...
a (lesser) science blog




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   17 / 29
have a conversation!




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   18 / 29
have a conversation!


comments ≡ peer review for blogs




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)      Science networks   November 26, ...
have a conversation!


comments ≡ peer review for blogs




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)      Science networks   November 26, ...
where were we?

1   why network?

2   “facebook for scientists“

3   blogs: reading and writing

4   microblogging and ”li...
what?




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   20 / 29
what?




 Microblogging = social instant messaging




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)         Science networks   November 26, 2...
what?




 Microblogging = social instant messaging
 Lifestreaming = aggregation of online activity




  N. Saunders (SMM...
twitter in action




it sounds ridiculous...




   N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   21 / ...
twitter in action




it sounds ridiculous... and yet it works




   N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)        Science networks   Nov...
friendfeed in action




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   22 / 29
friendfeed in action




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   22 / 29
friendfeed in action




Enhanced by comments (conversations) and rooms (e.g. life scientists)

  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)  ...
where were we?

1   why network?

2   “facebook for scientists“

3   blogs: reading and writing

4   microblogging and ”li...
why would I bother to blog?




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   24 / 29
success stories




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   25 / 29
success stories



    I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)      Science networks   ...
success stories



    I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal
    I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of m...
success stories



    I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal
    I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of m...
success stories



    I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal
    I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of m...
where were we?

1   why network?

2   “facebook for scientists“

3   blogs: reading and writing

4   microblogging and ”li...
in conclusion



networking and blogging:




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2008   27 / 29
in conclusion



networking and blogging:
    give a voice to you and your work




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)       Science...
in conclusion



networking and blogging:
    give a voice to you and your work
    connect you with the right people




...
in conclusion



networking and blogging:
    give a voice to you and your work
    connect you with the right people
    ...
in conclusion



networking and blogging:
    give a voice to you and your work
    connect you with the right people
    ...
and we didn’t even talk about...


   Social bibliography




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science networks   November 26, 2...
and we didn’t even talk about...


   Social bibliography

   Social bookmarking




  N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ)   Science ne...
and we didn’t even talk about...


   Social bibliography

   Social bookmarking

   Social presentations




  N. Saunder...
and we didn’t even talk about...


   Social bibliography

   Social bookmarking

   Social presentations

   Video




  ...
and we didn’t even talk about...


   Social bibliography

   Social bookmarking

   Social presentations

   Video

   Sc...
and we didn’t even talk about...


   Social bibliography

   Social bookmarking

   Social presentations

   Video

   Sc...
thank you
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  1. 1. What can science networking online do for you? Neil Saunders School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences University of Queensland http://nsaunders.wordpress.com November 26, 2008 N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 1 / 29
  2. 2. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 2 / 29
  3. 3. science without online networking... N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 3 / 29
  4. 4. ...and how it could be N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 4 / 29
  5. 5. still not convinced? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 5 / 29
  6. 6. still not convinced? Wherever you work, most of the smart people are somewhere else – Bill Joy N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 5 / 29
  7. 7. still not convinced? Wherever you work, most of the smart people are somewhere else – Bill Joy It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure – Clay Shirky N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 5 / 29
  8. 8. web 2.0 and science What’s Web 2.0? A Web where the users create, edit, share and discuss information N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 6 / 29
  9. 9. web 2.0 and science What’s Web 2.0? A Web where the users create, edit, share and discuss information N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 6 / 29
  10. 10. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 7 / 29
  11. 11. social networks for scientists N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  12. 12. social networks for scientists too many N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  13. 13. social networks for scientists too many high barrier to entry N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  14. 14. social networks for scientists too many high barrier to entry benefits unclear N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  15. 15. social networks for scientists too many high barrier to entry benefits unclear but do give you ”web presence“ N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 8 / 29
  16. 16. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 9 / 29
  17. 17. Questions for you N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  18. 18. Questions for you weblog / blog? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  19. 19. Questions for you weblog / blog? read? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  20. 20. Questions for you weblog / blog? read? subscribe? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  21. 21. Questions for you weblog / blog? read? subscribe? write? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  22. 22. Questions for you weblog / blog? read? subscribe? write? A blog (a contraction of the term ”Web log”) is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. ”Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 10 / 29
  23. 23. finding science blogs Search tools N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 11 / 29
  24. 24. finding science blogs Search tools blogsearch.google.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 11 / 29
  25. 25. finding science blogs Search tools blogsearch.google.com www.technorati.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 11 / 29
  26. 26. finding science blogs Aggregators N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 12 / 29
  27. 27. finding science blogs Aggregators scintilla.nature.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 12 / 29
  28. 28. finding science blogs Aggregators scintilla.nature.com www.postgenomic.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 12 / 29
  29. 29. finding science blogs Aggregators scintilla.nature.com www.postgenomic.com blogs.nature.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 12 / 29
  30. 30. finding science blogs Collections N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 13 / 29
  31. 31. finding science blogs Collections scienceblogs.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 13 / 29
  32. 32. finding science blogs Collections scienceblogs.com network.nature.com/blogs N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 13 / 29
  33. 33. reading science blogs Subscribe to RSS feeds N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 14 / 29
  34. 34. reading science blogs Subscribe to RSS feeds N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 14 / 29
  35. 35. using a feed reader N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 15 / 29
  36. 36. using a feed reader Google Reader is itself a social tool N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 15 / 29
  37. 37. writing a science blog Hosted N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  38. 38. writing a science blog Hosted wordpress.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  39. 39. writing a science blog Hosted wordpress.com www.blogger.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  40. 40. writing a science blog Hosted wordpress.com www.blogger.com www.vox.com N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  41. 41. writing a science blog Hosted wordpress.com www.blogger.com www.vox.com Self-hosted Numerous options N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 16 / 29
  42. 42. a (lesser) science blog N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 17 / 29
  43. 43. have a conversation! N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 18 / 29
  44. 44. have a conversation! comments ≡ peer review for blogs N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 18 / 29
  45. 45. have a conversation! comments ≡ peer review for blogs N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 18 / 29
  46. 46. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 19 / 29
  47. 47. what? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 20 / 29
  48. 48. what? Microblogging = social instant messaging N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 20 / 29
  49. 49. what? Microblogging = social instant messaging Lifestreaming = aggregation of online activity N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 20 / 29
  50. 50. twitter in action it sounds ridiculous... N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 21 / 29
  51. 51. twitter in action it sounds ridiculous... and yet it works N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 21 / 29
  52. 52. friendfeed in action N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 22 / 29
  53. 53. friendfeed in action N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 22 / 29
  54. 54. friendfeed in action Enhanced by comments (conversations) and rooms (e.g. life scientists) N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 22 / 29
  55. 55. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 23 / 29
  56. 56. why would I bother to blog? N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 24 / 29
  57. 57. success stories N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  58. 58. success stories I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  59. 59. success stories I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of my blog posts - Bora Zivkovic N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  60. 60. success stories I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of my blog posts - Bora Zivkovic I got invited to write an article for Nature, and then got invited to SciFoo - Richard Akerman N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  61. 61. success stories I got a chance to work at MIT - Ricardo Vidal I got the job at PLoS in the comments of one of my blog posts - Bora Zivkovic I got invited to write an article for Nature, and then got invited to SciFoo - Richard Akerman funding from Submeta, superb collaborators, trip to UK, invitations to speak at confs, consulting work and just plain fun - Jean-Claude Bradley N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 25 / 29
  62. 62. where were we? 1 why network? 2 “facebook for scientists“ 3 blogs: reading and writing 4 microblogging and ”lifestreaming“ 5 benefits? 6 summary N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 26 / 29
  63. 63. in conclusion networking and blogging: N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  64. 64. in conclusion networking and blogging: give a voice to you and your work N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  65. 65. in conclusion networking and blogging: give a voice to you and your work connect you with the right people N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  66. 66. in conclusion networking and blogging: give a voice to you and your work connect you with the right people connect you with the right information N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  67. 67. in conclusion networking and blogging: give a voice to you and your work connect you with the right people connect you with the right information Data finds data, then people find people – Jon Udell N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 27 / 29
  68. 68. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  69. 69. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  70. 70. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking Social presentations N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  71. 71. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking Social presentations Video N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  72. 72. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking Social presentations Video Screencast/podcast N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  73. 73. and we didn’t even talk about... Social bibliography Social bookmarking Social presentations Video Screencast/podcast Open Notebook Science N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 28 / 29
  74. 74. thank you http://www.slideshare.net/neilfws N. Saunders (SMMS, UQ) Science networks November 26, 2008 29 / 29
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