lunes, 13 de julio de 2009

Is the scientific conference in its death throes?

Undoubtedly, the Internet is changing our lifestyle and now it's the turn of analyzing the scientific conventions, it turns out that through the social media are being implemented in real-time conferences in parallel.
This was initiated at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) in January this year in Toronto attended by 1.400 participants Nature 459, 1050–1051; 2009. Lars Jensen an Eng. of the Bio-informatica U. Copenhagen, via the microblog of the social media of FriendFeed ( and Twitter ( with its labtop and Palm was connected with a small community of scientists absences, from all parts of world.
Obviously, this has triggered an interesting controversy with groups of opposing views, on one hand those who argue that knowledge should be free and the other that wants to impose restrictions.
Ready to use social media in your next convention? =)

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