[opensourcepharma] Nature Article on Science and Social Networks

P Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 02:42:20 UTC 2014

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 7:32 AM, Richter, Melinda [JRDUS] <
MRicht23 at its.jnj.com> wrote:

> In case you have not read this yet, great article about the rising tide of
> social networks for science:  “More than 4.5 million researchers have
> signed up for ResearchGate, and another 10,000 arrive every day...That is a
> pittance compared with Facebook’s 1.3 bil­lion active users, but
> astonishing for a network that only researchers can join…”

Interesting to think that while the "network of researchers" has ~4.5
million researchers, the "network of research subjects" is ~300 times
bigger. I was gonna call it "network of *potential* research subjects"
however FB has already shown that it is both willing and able to conduct
research on its users at will.

Puneet Kishor
Manager, Science and Data Policy
Creative Commons
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