I've been thinking a lot about empathy and the way we communicate on the Internet. What research, studies, books, articles, etc. should I be reading? Special snowflake requirements: I studied Psych 101, so it's gotta be on my damn fool BA in English level of understanding.
How can I get paid to be a human Google + Wikipedia + Snopes? [more inside]
Got a PhD, got a cushy research job that I really like, but have extracurriculars that I'd like to pursue and have concerns about pursuing them under my real (academic) name. [more inside]
I am looking for an app that allows me to add highlights and notes to articles I have saved to 'read later' on my iPad and/or smartphone. [more inside]
I want to track a variety of topics passively using services on the interwebs. Google Alerts, RSS Feeds, and IFTTT are not solving the problem (or rather, I am not sufficiently solving the problem with them). Help me use available services to get to this promised land. [more inside]
Authoritative\scholarly sources for the history and culture of Internet memes? [more inside]
What's some of the best, most illuminating, and most entertaining writing about conservation bio on the net?
What are some of the best technical blogs out there in conservation biology, biogeography, evolutionary biology, and ecology? [more inside]
Machine for recording research path, pre computer-age? Library books on a waterwheel device? Please point me to the right web page... [more inside]
Durrrrrrr... What's a startup? [more inside]
Where can one get/buy research on global internet usage by doctors or healthcare providers? [more inside]
If you were giving a presentation to a group of 3rd and 4th graders (ages 8-10) on how to do research for school projects on the internet, what would you tell them? Where would you point them? [more inside]
The way I research (academic or otherwise) is increasingly incompatible with the tools I have. Reams of handwritten notebooks, and hundreds of word docs vs a highly tagged website only add to my self-created confusion. I'm drawn to Tinderbox software as a possible solution, but as an adamant PC user I'm locked out. How do you order your research? / How to write-up my PhD now my brain is fried? [more inside]
Are there high quality internet search engines that recognize boolean rather than a natural language search queries? [more inside]
Perhaps this is just a fantasy, but is there any application or online tool that could search through the references of an article I have saved as a PDF, in order to check whether I have those cited articles in my larger PDF library? It would be perfect if it would highlight, link, or somehow display cross-referenced relationships between all my articles. I am already familiar with many referencing/PDF organization software such as Papers (Mekentosj), Sente, and Devonthink. I suppose what I have in mind is a similar tool, but with the additional power of something like ISI Indexes. I have a fairly large library (about 300 references that I'm actively using, and more than 2000 total) and I'm just trying to get some "big-picture" grasp of how all these sources relate to one another.
Looking for a thesis topic related to the internet and society...please help give me some direction! [more inside]
Popular Forums on Statistics and Quantitative Research? [more inside]
George Landow's Victorian Web is a first stop for all things 19th century. Are there similar sites (academic or non) that archive information on 20th century literature? Specifically, for modernism? (British or American) --- on the hunt for easy-to use web resources. [more inside]
What's the best library database for finding journal articles on Internet and other digital research?
What's the best library database for finding journal articles on Internet and other digital research? [more inside]
I'm in need of ideas for a year-long research topic in economics, preferably relating to feminism, technology, or both. [more inside]
Have you seen blog threads where commenters seem not to have read the initial post, and are way off topic? I'm seeking more examples of this for my dissertation research. Looking for blogs which have garnered comments similar to those mentioned on the earlier MeFi threads Tuesdays with Maury, Jeremy Jordan Loves Demon Dogs, and How Hawkish. Basically, commenters show up and start commenting as if they haven't read the original post at all, and they don't seem to have any idea what the discussion is about. In many cases they seem to think they're talking to a celebrity, or they are just seeking information in the wrong place. [more inside]
I've decided that I want to research / work in the development of strong, sustainable local communities using social networks, web and mobile technologies and urban design practice (particularly new urbanism). The problem is, I don't know how or where to get started in this field. [more inside]
Any suggestions for online biography resources for 5th graders? My lovely teacher-wife's students will soon be doing research on various people in history. The students are a diverse crowd. [more inside]
I want to pay money for expertise, but with less hassle than on guru.com. Maybe some sort of cross between Google Answers and Skype Prime. [more inside]
Where can I find research similar to that which is provided by Pew Internet & the American Life Project? [more inside]
I'm looking for something like Google Answers where the answer is kept private. Basically I'm looking for an affordable internet research assistant. Specifically, I'd like to find competitors to an online business and I do not want the answers to be public. Any ideas? [more inside]
When do students need to go to a library? I'm writing a lesson plan for teachers to use when teaching research to middle schoolers. Most kids probably figure the internet is the ultimate source for research, and wonder why anyone would bother going to the library. I'm trying to answer that question: this is what I have so far. [more inside]
The Talmud & The Internet: It occurred to me the other day that collaborative web spaces - blogs with commentary, wiki pages, etc. - might have a distant forebear in the Jewish Talmud (it should be noted, however, that I am not a Jew, nor have I a very good understanding of Jewish scripture). After asking around, I found a link to an article by David Porush and a few mentions of the book linked above (the reviews of which are less than stellar). Are there other scholarly articles or books that might prove helpful in exploring this topic?
Is the company High Beam Research reputable? (more inside) [more inside]
What are good FREE websites/sources for comprehensive stock market information and research? [more inside]
Online newspaper and magazine archive collections that are both reasonably priced and useful? [more inside]
How has the internet failed you? What information are you surprised you can't easily find on this crazy thing?