The social media revolution (in 15 minutes)

links for 2008-09-25
September 25, 2008, 8:34 pm
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  • An interesting article in the Economist re science and social media. The concept of the ‘sanctity of publication’ applies in science more than any other area – but of course the sanctity attached to publication is a direct product of the Gutenberg world – it doesn’t apply in social media. Science, alongside the mass media, was one of the most important developments that flowed from the Gutenberg revolution. The mass media model is becoming obsolescent so it will be interesting to see how science adapts.

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