3 posts tagged with academic by blahblahblah.
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What are some dumb things the internet likes?

I am an academic who studies, among other things, crowdfunding. I am trying to see whether backers on crowdfunding sites are overly drawn to projects that draw upon popular elements of internet culture, regardless of whether these things actually improve the chances of the project succeeding. For example, do crowdfunding pitches that include cat videos or 4chan memes or mentions of Teddy Roosevelt do better than those that don't do these things? I need help thinking of some of these signifiers of "internet cool." What would be most helpful are key words or phrases ("ceiling cat," "planking," etc.) that might appear in the description/pitch of a Kickstarter project that would indicate pandering to the internet culture. The data ends in mid-2012, so it would have to be before that period. Social science needs your help!
posted by blahblahblah on Jul 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Any tools for academics that make your life better?

For the academics out there: are there any new tools for academics out there that have changed your life for the better? How do you find them? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jan 5, 2011 - 15 answers

How do I download PDFs from online journals automatically?

How do I automatically "subscribe" to my online professional journals? I want the PDFs from new issues downloaded automatically, is that possible? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

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