The Snowflake Number: an Experiment in Open Science
I’ve posted before about the idea of a snowflake number that helps measure mass hyper-personalization. With My Great Friends Katrien, Xavier and Wayne, we are developing this idea a bit further in the form of a paper for the Web Science conference.
This blog has also carried before some posts on science2.0 and how we can be more effective and efficient when we do our research in an open way.
So, with this post, we’d like to apply an open science approach to snowflake. The current version of our submission is up on scribd. (Can’t seem to get the embed to work on wordpress.com 😦 )
We’d welcome your early feedback and comments. Any input that results in a change to the paper (or our thinking!) will be acknowledged.
BTW, the paper is already a bit too long, as the submission should be no more than 2 pages. Anybody knows how to make the left bottom corner of the first page less “empty”? Also, any ideas on how to better share a LaTeX paper?
The submission deadline for WebSci09 is this Friday, 31 October. Of course, we are still interested in comments and comments after that deadline – but earlier is better 😉