This is the title of Declan Butler’s article that has been published in “nature” some days ago. He discusses social software and especially the “social” visualization tools Swivel and Many eyes (see blogstats post 05-03-2007).
Two interesting statements in this article:
“If research organizations and journals linked the raw data behind papers to social software tools such as Swivel and Many Eyes, he (Brent Edwards, director of the Starkey Hearing Research Center in Berkeley, California) argues, “it would have considerable value to the scientific community as a whole””. And: ” …the collective intelligence and expertise of users will result in new insights (Fernanda Viégas of IBM’s Visual Communication Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts)”.
See the full article here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v446/n7131/full/446010b.html
Or try the permanent link, go to http://doi.org/ and put the number of the article in the text box. The number is: 10.1038/446010b. Archiving and permanent links are another topic to look at later on!