Category Archives: The Pseudonymity Laboratory
No, this is not the same old beaten horse.
The Friday Fermentable: Philip White, Drinkster, and George Aldridge, Artist, Cartoonist, and Illustrator
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, is a place that many have told me I must visit (although perhaps not now as they are experiencing record heat). In fact, a twist of science and friendships nearly brought me there for my sabbatical before I had a big change in my life. The University of Adelaide is outstanding […]
Well, PalMD and I have been working tirelessly on putting together a plan of discussion for the upcoming ScienceOnline’09 session on Anonymity and Pseudonymity – Building Reputation Online. Over the last several months, we have had a tremendous outpouring of comments on our own blogs and numerous other blogs that gives us far more fodder […]
Is snarky honest real-time discussion of a paper’s conclusions more constructive to the authors and the larger scientific enterprise than formal, reserved, and staid holding forth in the correspondence section of a classic clinical journal? Fact is that this discussion will be over even before the next issue of the journal comes out.
The salicious suspense of pseudonymity.
Are there any useful formal or semi-formal metrics for attesting to the authority or objectivity of a pseudonymous blogger? And what the heck is that HONcode certification in our sidebar anyway?
Our dear comrade cuts to the chase. Our work here is done.
Turns out that pseudonymity is perceived as less significant than actual content in attributing authority. . .so far.
Dissecting the dead horse.