Thursday, July 09, 2009

Who are the Trojans?

trojan Following on from my previous two posts, I'm still thinking about strategies in which social media can be used to advance open science.

An idea that we talked about some time ago (in a teaching rather than a research context) was to identify and invest in (groom) a few Trojans. Ideally, we could identify one per department, work hard at supporting them, then wait for peer-peer transmission of the sharing is good meme?

So the question is - who are the Trojans? My feeling is that they are probably not the younger academics - highly risk averse and too focused on outputs to experiment. So we need to find ways of putting out tasty bait and waiting for bites...