This echoes @mako’s thoughts:
‘These decisions to embrace nonfree and private development tools undermine our credibility in advocating for software freedom and compromise our freedom, and that of our users, in ways that we should reject.’
— Free Software Needs Free Tools 👉🏻 https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html
Posted a write-up of my recent paper (led by Emilia Gan and Sayamindu Dasgupta) showing how the relationship between gender & feedback and users' decision to share their work on @Scratch shifts as users' gain experience. https://blog.communitydata.science/scratch-gender-feedback-dynamics/
Found a snake in my study at @CASBSStanford!🐍 I opened a sliding door nearby and it wandered outside onto a deck. The head of facilities then flung it off with a tool. I believe this constitutes "defeat" of the snake under the standard academic rules. https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/faq-the-snake-fight-portion-of-your-thesis-defense
Nora will present the paper ("Privacy, Anonymity, and Perceived Risk in Open Collaboration: A Study of Service Providers") at #CHI2019 in Glasgow on May 8th! Come see her talk!
Check out my new paper documents how online collaboration platforms imagine anonymous users in ways that are strikingly differently than anonymous users see themselves. Paper was led by Nora McDonald w/ Rachel Greenstadt and Andrea Forte. #CHI2019 https://blog.communitydata.science/new-research-on-how-anonymity-is-perceived-in-open-collaboration/
To help you make your scientific study #exceedinglyreproducible, my student Jeremy Foote has published software to make PDF flipbooks of your lab meetings for deposition into your university's institutional archives. https://blog.communitydata.cc/exceedingly-reproducible-research/
Current approaches to #reproducibility in science is unambitious and fundamentally flawed. My research collective's new proposal for Exceedingly Reproducible Research outlines the error of your ways, and the ERR of ours. https://blog.communitydata.cc/exceedingly-reproducible-research/
My physical Research Symbiont award arrived! 🏆🐟https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/a-research-symbiont I knew it was a plush fish w/ an attached parasitic lamprey but didn't appreciate the detail that went into the magnetic "interface." [Current Mood: Weird mix of deeply honored and grossed out. 😊🤢]
This question from the @OED FAQ—"How do you know what the definition of a word is?"—strikes me as profound in terms of both lexicography and epistemology. How DOES one know? https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/news-and-press/oxford-dictionaries-faq
The award was primarily in recognition of the work I did with Andrés Monroy-Hernández on the Scratch Research dataset: https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata20172
If you want more context, I recorded a short speech that they showed at the ceremony that you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npj-5uYde4U
My student Charlie Kiene spent 6mo with 2 groups of World of Warcraft raid guilds undergoing mergers. One merger led to a thriving community while the other led to complete collapse. Our new #CSCW2018 paper (with Aaron Shaw) tries to explain why. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/why-organizational-culture-matters-for-online-groups
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