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Aug 28, 15

Peter Lessing died in his flat, of a heart attack, in the early hours of 13 October 2013, aged 66. His mother, Doris Lessing, died four weeks later, on 17 November 2013, aged 94, in the adjoining house. An interconnecting door had been cut into the …

Aug 27, 15

I was wondering if you had any comment about introversion and job interviews. It seems that being introverted is often viewed as a liability, and introverts are often viewed with suspicion in job interview situations. via Pocket
I have been writing about introversion for 10 years now. That’s a surprising number of words about being quiet. It seems that a lot of introverts are finding their words these days. via Pocket

Aug 25, 15

Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of the world. In the U.S., where one third to one half the population identifies as introverts, that means sticking up for a lot of people. Some of them might be data engineers overwhelmed by the noise of an o…

Aug 24, 15

Our next #uklibchat will be on Tuesday 1st Sept from 6:30-8:30! And our Topic is Marketing in libraries. We will share stories, insights and advice. The marketing chat agenda is also now available! Why not add your own questions? via Pocket

Aug 24, 15

I think everyone at one point or another in their scientific career says: “Why isn’t there a Journal of Negative Results?” Turns out there is, actually, and you could argue that PLOS ONE would also be an appropriate venue. via Pocket

Aug 24, 15

When, in 2005, the University of Chicago entered into an $81 million renovation of a major library building, one of the primary goals was to ensure that the university’s collection of printed books in the social sciences and humanities would remain …

Aug 24, 15

We published ABC reporter Will Ockenden's metadata in full and asked you to analyse it. Here's what you got right — and wrong. After releasing Will Ockenden's metadata into the wild, we asked you to tell us what it revealed about him. via Pocket

Aug 23, 15

Based on your responses, you are an introvert. Given the choice, you’ll devote your social energy to a small group of people you care about most, preferring a glass of wine with a close friend to a party full of strangers. via Pocket

Aug 23, 15

Scott Drummond had been in the Air Force for eight years. It was 1994, and he was eligible to become a commissioned officer, the Air Force’s version of a manager. The average person gets the job after three interviews. Drummond interviewed 16 times …

Aug 22, 15

Science is emphatically not a belief system. It doesn’t require faith, and it works: civilisation is built on science working. But it’s a full-time job to keep on top of one subject, and impossible to stay up to date across a range of fields. We hav…

Aug 22, 15

Recently on Twitter I saw a beautiful network graph with my name in it showcasing the reach of a doctor on Twitter. It was amazing to see the reach of just a few small words. I asked the scientist, if he would consider creating a network graph for t…

Aug 22, 15

The graph represents a network of 6,273 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained "BMJ", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets, taken from a data set limited to a maximum of 10,000 tweets. The network was obtained from Twitter on Tue…

Aug 22, 15

This website and the related services are operated by, or on behalf of Buddi Limited of 52 Warwick Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1V 2AJ, Company Number 05308826 (collectively ”We” or “Us”). via Pocket

Aug 22, 15

On Sunday, the New York Times published a massive exposé of Amazon's "punishing" work culture. The company, the Times alleged, "is conducting a little-known experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers, redrawing the boundaries of what is …

Aug 20, 15

Data FAIRport is an open initiative of representatives from the worlds of research infrastructure and policy, publishing, the semantic web and life sciences research. Data FAIRport was founded in January of 2014. via Pocket

Aug 19, 15

Over 2 years ago I had a go at visualising my work network using LinkedIn Labs InMap. You can see the resulting map and the blog post. I was hoping to see how my network had progressed since I left my previous place of employment (more people – a di…

Aug 16, 15

SEATTLE — On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazon’s singular way of working. They are told to forget the “poor habits” they learned at previous jobs, one employee recalled. via Pocket

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