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Eos: Earth and Space Science News. Eost2014EO240003. David Kroodsma (@davidkroodsma) Amy Luers (@amyluers) Science Communication in the Post-expert Digital Age - The Plainspoken Scientist. This image shows the number of U.S.

Science Communication in the Post-expert Digital Age - The Plainspoken Scientist

American Geophysical Union (AGU) members with a focus on global environmental change, by county. Image credit: Amy Luers and David Kroodsma. By Ernie Balcerak In the digital age, anyone can comment, tweet, or blog. This means that expert voices are often diluted in the online conversation. In a Forum in the 17 June issue of Eos, Amy Luers, director for climate change at the Skoll Global Threats Fund and David Kroodsma, research analyst at the Skoll Global Threats Fund, describe the challenges for scientists trying to communicate in this “post-expert” age. They point out that the digital world amplifies the geographic political polarization of American society, in which liberals and conservatives tend to live in communities dominated by people who share their political orientation.

How can scientists overcome these barriers to effective communication? Read the full Eos Forum article here. – Ernie Balcerak is a writer/editor for Eos, AGU’s member newspaper. The Book. Knowledge systems for sustainable development. Author Affiliations Communicated by Susan Hanson, Clark University, Worcester, MA, March 7, 2003 (received for review February 25, 2003) Abstract The challenge of meeting human development needs while protecting the earth's life support systems confronts scientists, technologists, policy makers, and communities from local to global levels.

Knowledge systems for sustainable development

Many believe that science and technology (S&T) must play a more central role in sustainable development, yet little systematic scholarship exists on how to create institutions that effectively harness S&T for sustainability. This study suggests that efforts to mobilize S&T for sustainability are more likely to be effective when they manage boundaries between knowledge and action in ways that simultaneously enhance the salience, credibility, and legitimacy of the information they produce. Earlier work on the determinants of effective scientific advice in the environmental arena has established three points of departure for the work reported here. Art%3A10 1007%2Fs10584 012 0690 3. Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments. <img class="full-width" style="" typeof="foaf:Image" width="1000" height="653" alt="" data-smsrc="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD502" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD503">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD505">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD507">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD509">.

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It wasn't a decision we made lightly. That is not to suggest that we are the only website in the world that attracts vexing commenters. Even a fractious minority wields enough power to skew a reader's perception of a story. Echo chambers. Jcc412001. a3a79decf6f68469190794a8444d04126c92a032 1. In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable. Trends in News Consumption: 1991-2012 Overview The transformation of the nation’s news landscape has already taken a heavy toll on print news sources, particularly print newspapers.

In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable

But there are now signs that television news – which so far has held onto its audience through the rise of the internet – also is increasingly vulnerable, as it may be losing its hold on the next generation of news consumers. Online and digital news consumption, meanwhile, continues to increase, with many more people now getting news on cell phones, tablets or other mobile platforms.

And perhaps the most dramatic change in the news environment has been the rise of social networking sites. These are among the principal findings of the Pew Research Center’s biennial news consumption survey, which has tracked patterns in news use for nearly two decades. The decline of print on paper spans beyond just newspapers.

The changing demographics of the TV news audience are particularly noticeable in the. Neil thurman making the daily me. Learn and talk about Cognitive Surplus, 2010 books, Books about the Internet, Social media, Technology books. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age is a 2010 non-fiction book by Clay Shirky.

Learn and talk about Cognitive Surplus, 2010 books, Books about the Internet, Social media, Technology books

The book is an indirect sequel to Shirky's Here Comes Everybody, which covered the impact of social media. Summary[edit] Shirky argues that since the 1940s, people are learning how to use free time more constructively for creative acts rather than consumptive ones, particularly with the advent of online tools that allow new forms of collaboration.[1] The author catalogs the means and motives behind these new forms of cultural production and provides key examples. While Shirky acknowledges that the activities that we use our cognitive surplus for may be frivolous (such as creating LOLcats),[2] the trend as a whole is leading to valuable and influential new forms of human expression. Shirky notes that Wikipedia represents the investment of 100 million hours (up to 2009), compared to 200 billion hours people spend watching TV every year.[4] Chapter list[edit] Critical reception[edit] The filter bubble : what the Internet is hiding from you (Book, 2011)

Abstract: In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization.

The filter bubble : what the Internet is hiding from you (Book, 2011)

With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing as the web sites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us. In this engaging and visionary book, board president Eli Pariser lays bare the personalization that is already taking place on every major web site, from Facebook to AOL to ABC News. As Pariser reveals, this new trend is nothing short of an invisible revolution in how we consume information, one that will shape how we learn, what we know, and even how our democracy works. The race to collect as much personal data about us as possible, and to tailor our online experience accordingly, is now the defining battle for today's internet giants like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion: Jonathan Haidt: 9780307455772: Books.

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