Today Academia.edu is announcing that users can embed data-sets and code onto their Academia.edu profile pages. Data-sets and code can be attached to papers, or can be uploaded in a stand-alone way.
Historically researchers have only shared their ideas in the form of…
Extremely glad to see this. I’ve always thought that the fundamental thing holding back many of the startups seeking to fix research is that sharing of data and protocols are not easy enough.
Still think there’s more to be done here. I think Academia has a chance to reshape research, but in order to do that, more incentives need to be aligned for researchers to post their data. Reputation alone isn’t enough- look at Github. You need to provide an actual tool or software that makes research easier. When you do that, you’ll naturally see more users hopping on board, which will enable more sharing and more overall value that the system provides.
Curious to see how this evolves, but still extremely happy to see this. Good job Academia team!
“We’ve come a long way. Today we understand that a startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. And that what we are doing when we iterate or pivot is that we are firing the plan before we start firing executives.”—
Agree with the premise of the article but do think that if you look at a venn diagram of people who are motivated by doing meaningful work with those who are motivated to change the world, the overlap is where the real game-changers (Gates, Jobs, Page/Brin, Zuck, Musk) are.
More people need to pursue these ideas with that type of ferocious passion and we’ll truly see a better world.
I talk a lot about one filter for mobile applications is whether they really merit inclusion as one of the 20ish home screen icons for lots of users. Instagram replacing the iOS camera was a big one. Twitter or Facebook or Tumblr becoming so useful that users want them one tap away is another….
Notifications can also be a phenomenal way for companies to monetize mobile. It can be a way to provide targeted and timely deals based on location and a user’s tendencies. Urban Airship is definitely a company to look at on this front.
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”—I definitely need to try this more often. I’m sure I’ll realize there’s a lot more I can do in each day. Would strongly advise others to do so as well. (via swissmiss | Change your language.)
“There has always been a respectful suspicion between the East Coast and West Coast, perhaps because they offer competing visions of the same good life. In particular, New York and San Francisco are cities that seem to trade citizens freely, for why would you want to live anywhere else? On one side: genius, quirk, people showing up to work in sneakers, a Lexus and a Prius in the two-car garage. On the other: the hustler’s ambition, the valor of cruel seasons and cramped quarters, the smell of old money. Two different ways of saying the word awesome.”—
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