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Keynote given to the RIN 7th May 2009, by Richard P Grant

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  • scientists like new stuff, they are early adapters, and tend to embrace new technology if it’s demonstrably better and cheaper. With exceptions, natch.
  • scientists like new stuff, they are early adapters, and tend to embrace new technology if it’s demonstrably better and cheaper. With exceptions, natch.
  • scientists like new stuff, they are early adapters, and tend to embrace new technology if it’s demonstrably better and cheaper. With exceptions, natch.
  • scientists like new stuff, they are early adapters, and tend to embrace new technology if it’s demonstrably better and cheaper. With exceptions, natch.
  • scientists like new stuff, they are early adapters, and tend to embrace new technology if it’s demonstrably better and cheaper. With exceptions, natch.
  • scientists like new stuff, they are early adapters, and tend to embrace new technology if it’s demonstrably better and cheaper. With exceptions, natch.
  • scientists like new stuff, they are early adapters, and tend to embrace new technology if it’s demonstrably better and cheaper. With exceptions, natch.
  • scientists like new stuff, they are early adapters, and tend to embrace new technology if it’s demonstrably better and cheaper. With exceptions, natch.
























  • Research Information Network 07 May 2009

    1. Social media A waste of researchers’ time http://rg-d.com/rpg/ http://f1000.com/
    2. Meta http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    3. http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    4. http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    5. http://f1000.com Post-publication peer review http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    6. What is Social Media? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    7. What is Social Media? • People talking, facilitated by technology http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    8. ‘Web 1.0’ Internet Users http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    9. ‘Web 1.0’ Content providers Internet Users http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    10. ‘Web 1.0’ Content providers INFORMATION Internet Users http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    11. ‘Web 2.0’ Internet Users http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    12. ‘Web 2.0’ Internet Users http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    13. ‘Web 2.0’ INFORMATION Internet Users http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    14. Something new? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    15. Something new? • Anyone remember Usenet? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    16. Something new? • Anyone remember Usenet? • Science Advisory Board http://scienceboard.net • Built around a marketing strategy • 40,000+ members http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    17. Something new? • Anyone remember Usenet? • Science Advisory Board http://scienceboard.net • Built around a marketing strategy • 40,000+ members • Technology • share anything http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    18. Something new? • Anyone remember Usenet? • Science Advisory Board http://scienceboard.net • Built around a marketing strategy • 40,000+ members • Technology • share anything • low barrier to entry http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    19. Wonderful toys http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    20. Wonderful toys Flickr Facebook Twitter LibraryThing Delicious FriendFeed Blogs http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    21. Wonderful toys Nature Network ResearchGATE SciLink Epernicus BiomedExperts Academia.edu Laboratree myExperiment CiteULike Connotea Mendeley 2collab Labmeeting http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    22. Wonderful toys • So everyone is doing it? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    23. Wonderful toys • So everyone is doing it? • Lack of interest? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    24. Wonderful toys • So everyone is doing it? • Lack of interest? • Lack of vision? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    25. Wonderful toys • So everyone is doing it? • Lack of interest? • Lack of vision? • Lack of relevance? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    26. Lack of time http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    27. Lack of time • “Researchers are too busy to faff around LOLing” — J. Rohn http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    28. Lack of time • “Researchers are too busy to faff around LOLing” — J. Rohn • Researchers do not have time to build platforms http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    29. Lack of time • “Researchers are too busy to faff around LOLing” — J. Rohn • Researchers do not have time to build platforms • Researchers do not have time to beta test http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    30. Lack of time • “Researchers are too busy to faff around LOLing” — J. Rohn • Researchers do not have time to build platforms • Researchers do not have time to beta test • Researchers are writing slides on the train... http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    31. Lack of value http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    32. Lack of value • What’s in it for me? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    33. Lack of value • What’s in it for me? “These web tools must, first of all, solve some problem the users have without needing to resort to ‘network effects’. Those benefits should come as a bonus” — P. Beltrao http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    34. Creating products http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    35. Creating products • Build a service • make it fulfill a need • make it work! http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    36. Creating products • Build a service • make it fulfill a need • make it work! “Web tools need to appeal first to bench scientists, not web-savvy techies” — A. Kushnir http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    37. Who are you? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    38. Who are you? “With academics in mind, [it] records authorship, assigns copyright, defines licenses, manages editing, and includes custom software for an interactive peer-review process. This pre-publishing environment will be further streamlined to include one-click submission of peer-reviewed articles for open access or 'traditional' publication when an appropriate publishing partner/solution is identified” http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    39. What do you want? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    40. What do you want? I looked at the site, and NOBODY IS GOING TO USE THAT EVER — E. Amsen • ‘Ordinary’ researchers http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    41. What do you want? I looked at the site, and NOBODY IS GOING TO USE THAT EVER — E. Amsen • ‘Ordinary’ researchers • Make friends, not war http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    42. Clever cookies • Cameron Neylon: http://blog.openwetware.org/scienceintheopen/ • Augmented browsing1 • Nature Network 1. Pafilis, Evangelos, O’Donoghue, Seán, Jensen, Lars, Horn, Heiko, Kuhn, Michael, Brown, Nigel, and Schneider, Reinhard. Reflect: Augmented Browsing for the Life Scientist. Available from Nature Precedings <http://hdl.handle.net/10101/npre.2009.3212.1> (2009) http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    43. Value-added http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    44. Value-added • Mendeley • Connotea • SAB http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    45. Grant’s Law http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    46. Grant’s Law • Social media tools must work off the bat and have a defined value before being accepted by mainstream scientists http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    47. Grant’s Law • Social media tools must work off the bat and have a defined value before being accepted by mainstream scientists Corollary • Any social media tool that requires user development will fail http://network.nature.com/people/rpg/blog/2009/05/01/on-social-media http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    48. Who do you trust? http://rg-d.com/rpg/ http://f1000.com/
    49. Who do you trust? • WikiFAIL — Maurice Jarre http://rg-d.com/rpg/ http://f1000.com/
    50. Who do you trust? • WikiFAIL — Maurice Jarre • Random nutters on the internet http://rg-d.com/rpg/ http://f1000.com/
    51. Who do you trust? • WikiFAIL — Maurice Jarre • Random nutters on the internet • F1000? http://rg-d.com/rpg/ http://f1000.com/
    52. So what do you want? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    53. So what do you want? • Protocols/products — where is the information? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    54. So what do you want? • Protocols/products — where is the information? • Open science http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    55. So what do you want? • Protocols/products — where is the information? • Open science • Networking — enabling research http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    56. More questions than answers http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    57. More questions than answers • Scientists already socialize as ‘ordinary people’ — Facebook, Twitter, etc. • Is it worth convincing researchers of the professional benefits of Social Media? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    58. More questions than answers • Scientists already socialize as ‘ordinary people’ — Facebook, Twitter, etc. • Is it worth convincing researchers of the professional benefits of Social Media? • If so, how? http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    59. Necessary/sufficient http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    60. Necessary/sufficient • Not enough to ask ‘what do you want?’ http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    61. Necessary/sufficient • Not enough to ask ‘what do you want?’ • Nor even to (just) have a bright idea http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    62. Necessary/sufficient • Not enough to ask ‘what do you want?’ • Nor even to (just) have a bright idea • ‘What will people want?’ http://rg-d.com/rpg/
    63. Question Are there times when science shouldn’t be a conversation? When sitting quietly and listening is more important than joining in discussion? — David Crotty, CSH http://rg-d.com/rpg/

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