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Rankings create echo-chamber effect

Image by dullhunk via Flickr Over at Science Online 2010 I’ve asked Peter Bienfeld a question that was pretty of similar in spirit to Michael Barton’s recent tweet: Can I get plos one article feeds for articles with greater than X page views/downloads? Looking at the discussion over at FriendFeed, it doesn’t sound like a […]

Patent data available. So what?

From O’Reilly Radar post entitled: Unlikely Group Working Happily Together To Solve Patent Problem: In September, the Patent Office announced a rather strange “Request for Information” (RFI). Under this proposed scheme, the Patent Office would receive a substantial (upwards of $10 million!) donation of equipment from a vendor. In return, the vendor would get to […]