Back in 2012, researchers from Facebook and Cornell University altered the kinds of posts people saw in their Facebook feeds to study the way they responded to them. When Facebook users found out this year, they were mad.
Now Facebook has responded, with its chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer publishing a response, laying out a set of guidelines by which research on Facebook will be conducted in the future. Read MoreReally? ReallyThe case for the Facebook 'satire' tag
Do you want your doctor to diagnose an ailment by Googling?
A new medical search engine called Parzival is taking the wraps off this week, aiming to guide doctors and medical researchers to the most reliable sources when they're hunting for information about diseases and treatments.
Read MoreFree the knowledgeThe Exploitative Economics of Academic Publishing
Taxpayers in the United States spend $139 billion a year on scientific research, yet much of this research is inaccessible not only to the public, but also to other scientists.(a) This is the consequence of an exploitative scientific journal system that rewards academic publishers while punishing taxpayers, scientists, and universities. Fortunately, cheap open-access alternatives are not only possible, but already beginning to take root, suggesting a way forward to a more open and equitable system for sharing research. Read MoreCommunity ManagementGet what you want, without telling people what to do
By Rachel Happe
In my January post, Redefining Management in the Digital Age, I talked about how management is changing as individuals gain more power, market access (and information) is commoditizing, and loosely coupled groups are taking on more value creation and distribution. These trends are colliding to make traditional management at best inefficient at, and at worst detrimental to, attracting and keeping the best talent. Read More
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