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about 17 hours ago

agree! Dig you both!
– Amy Burvall (amyburvall)

about 20 hours ago

"The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ESP. The journal Science pulled a political science paper on the effect of gay canvassers on voters’ behavior – also because of concerns about fake data.

A University of Virginia psychologist decided in 2011 to find out whether such suspect science was a widespread problem. He and his team recruited more than 250 researchers, identified 100 studies that had each been published in one of three leading journals in 2008, and rigorously redid the experiments in close collaboration with the original authors.

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Science, Now Under Scrutiny ItselfJUNE 15, 2015
The results are now in: More than 60 of the studies did not hold up"
#crapdetection especially important in sciences - inaccurate or bogus published studies

about 21 hours ago

"If you want to learn something about a field you know little about, what do you do? There are many areas where I know very little, and learning about them in depth would be a major time commitment. Is there anything we can do do to make it easier? I think so."

about 22 hours ago

"Those millions of Ashley Madison men were paying to hook up with women who appeared to have created profiles and then simply disappeared. Were they cobbled together by bots and bored admins, or just user debris? Whatever the answer, the more I examined those 5.5 million female profiles, the more obvious it became that none of them had ever talked to men on the site, or even used the site at all after creating a profile. Actually, scratch that. As I’ll explain below, there’s a good chance that about 12,000 of the profiles out of millions belonged to actual, real women who were active users of Ashley Madison.

When you look at the evidence, it’s hard to deny that the overwhelming majority of men using Ashley Madison weren’t having affairs. They were paying for a fantasy."

about 23 hours ago

Research: Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important

about 24 hours ago

Reclaim hosting helps educators, students, participate and take control of the tools of publishing - inexpensively

Aug 27, 15

"A new NBER working paper suggests it’ll be those that require strong social skills — which it defines as the ability to work with others — something that has proven to be much more difficult to automate. “The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market,” shows that nearly all job growth since 1980 has been in occupations that are relatively social skill-intensive — and it argues that high-skilled, hard-to-automate jobs will increasingly demand social adeptness.


@hrheingold Love your Twitter background, colours so rich and great photo capture.

Shout-out to @kwyatt23 @kowyatt @minutrition @hrheingold for all the constructively creative energy you're contributing to the commons.
Aug 26, 15

" An electronic circuit can be programmed with human intention during profound states of meditation. 
By using this intention-imprinting process, even though we may not know how to create a circuit or device that can automatically accomplish sophisticated tasks (like raising or lowering the pH level of a glass of water within a specific decimal point of accuracy), the universe somehow knows exactly how to accomplish the task, and does so with incredible efficiency.

Aug 26, 15

@ralphbeliveau i've got a new curation project this semester with a vintage @hrheingold video to get us started: ...
– Laura Gibbs (OnlineCrsLady)
.@hrheingold thank you, Howard! and the new "curate & share" project is going great this semester. you are our guru!
.@hrheingold thank you, Howard! and the new "curate & share" project is going great this semester. you are our guru!
– Laura Gibbs (OnlineCrsLady)

@hrheingold none other than the Reed's own Gail Kelly said 'utilize use.' A maxim I've lived by ever since.
Aug 25, 15

Powerful critique social media impacts in organizing Egyptian revolution. - have U commented on this, @zeynep ?

Aug 25, 15

"Welcome back to the World Policy “Best of” list. Today we pull back the curtain on the Egyptian revolution and reveal its somewhat dark underbelly. Political activist Mahmoud Salem, who tweets under the name “sandmonkey,” shares how the introduction of social media into Egyptian culture sparked the Egyptian revolution where he played a seminal social media role. At the same time, these same tools now jeopardize the creation of any political infrastructure capable of governing effectively. "

Aug 25, 15

RT @TheTeacherUK: Still my favourite. Encourage it!

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