Im Auftakt der Veranstaltungsreihe "Show and Tell - Social Media Data in Research Practice" von NDFI4Culture, KonsortSWD und Text+ haben Carolin Gerlitz (Uni Siegen) und ich Inputs zum Thema "Twitter Tools: Collecting, Curating and Analysing Data" gegeben. Meine Materialien dazu gibt es hier:

A new study finds 3,000 websites on which third-party tracking companies scoop up what you type into forms in real time — even if you never hit submit. This happens on about 1,800 websites for E.U. users too, likely in violation of the GDPR.


Tracking science and its users has been a worrying development over recent years, especially by academic publishers such as #Elsevier. It's also something the academy isn't talking enough about IMHO. Such tracking & surveillance is an affront to academic freedom.

Taking up this thread are Eiko Fried & Robin Kok who placed a subject access request with Elsevier. This blog post describes what they found -- and it confirms the surveillance we all fear

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Spoiler Alert: Es wird von mir auch einen ganz kurzen Shoutout zu Mastodon und fediscience geben :-)

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Kurze Erinnerung: Heute um 14 Uhr findet der Auftakt zur „Show & Tell“-Reihe „Social-Media-Daten in der Forschungspraxis“ statt. Es geht um Twitter-Tools mit Kurzinputs von Carolin Gerlitz (Uni Siegen) und mir. Anmeldung ist noch möglich.

Important read for anyone doing #survey #research

"Do you know where your survey data comes from?" - tracing how the big online survey companies get their data, with some advice on how to try to improve data quality.

After all: Writing is talking the talk. Coding is walking the walk. So please, fellow peers: Cite your software. Spend some time researching how the authors that your research is based on want to have their code cited. Do your due diligence. Be fair!

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It strikes me as odd that (at least in my discipline) a lot of fellow researchers do not regard it as necessary to correctly cite the software used in/for their own research. I have even received complaints by fellow peers for practicing absolutely rigorous citing of all software that is involved in my research. Why do people seem to feel that code is somehow less valuable than written words?

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doing research on language variation in cat-related digital spaces and , mainly qualitative and exploratory, but now also opening up to quantitative methods. Learning now because I am into and

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About searching on #Mastodon :mastodon:

You can search for other users in 3 ways:
By the 'short' handle:

By the 'full' handle:

Or with the 'public' profile URL:

Searching for posts

You can search for posts in 2 ways:

On hashtags, for example:
#Linux #Mastodon

Or on the 'full post URL!' (click on a post timestamp for the public URL, or 3 little dots => 'Copy lint to post').
This applies for both 'remote' and 'local' posts. (on your instance and others)


Am 13.05., 14:00-15:15 sind Carolin Gerlitz (Uni Siegen) und ich in der Auftaktveranstaltung der neuen Reihe "Show and Tell – Social Media-Daten in der Forschungspraxis" von NFDI4culture , KonsortSWD und Text+ mit Kurzinputs zum Thema "Twitter Tools: Daten sammeln, aufbereiten & analysieren" vertreten. Weitere Infos und Anmeldung:

There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

#linguistics #culture #behavior #FOSS #BigData #MachineLearning

Which one do you use most?

Reply to explain. Boost for bigger sample.
(Sorry for the edit. I put metatext too.)

"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

#introduction Hello everyone! I am a scientist @CNRS, in computational biophysics and the methodology of computational science. The second topic puts me at the interface with computer science and software engineering. Computational reproducibility has been a major topic for me over the last years, and now I am looking into computational media (rather than tools) for doing scientific research.

For those of you who want to discuss #sociology and get to know new people I just started a group: @sociology

Follow the group if you want to receive news and mention it if you want to share a post.

@bjoernkrey @mycroft @RobertSeyfert @LordElend @hendrikerz @onlytina @Bindestriche

What are some software you use in your science?
I use:
- R/Rstudio
- imageJ
- Zotero
- Inkscape
- Arduino IDE
- Raspberry Pi OS
- Sumatra PDF

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