***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi - Stack Overflow is excellent as is Stack Exchange. However, IMO, for the moment, we do not need another destination for Socnet stuff. Happy to be vociferously overruled, but it probably makes better sense to improve existing stores... For example, did you know Socnet has a disused wiki? https://www.socialtext.net/insna-socnet/ Rather than pouring on more destinations and technologies, it would be far more prudent to correct Wikipedia. For example, according to Wikipedia, did you know Facebook invented the social graph? Hopefully, some clever and passionate Sunbelters will gather in St. Peter to examine and propose an strategy, architecture and roadmap for solving this perennial Socnet problem. If it is a proper agenda item or breakout that would be preferred. For example, I'm eager to port these data into Wikipedia or the recommended destination medium/a... https://sites.google.com/site/businesssna/ Ready to help in any/every way! -j -----Original Message----- From: Raffaele Vacca [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 11:07 AM To: John T. Maloney Subject: Fwd: [SOCNET] Network Science on StackExchange Hi John, I don't know if you are familiar with the Stack Exchange family of websites and paid attention to this SOCNET email. Stack Exchange sites are very effective and useful Q&A websites contributed by the community, a sort of more effective version of traditional forums and listservs. The programming Stack Exchange website, Stack Overflow, is the most popular. If you program in R, Python, Java or any other language, Stack Overflow is an amazing resource where you can find answers to almost any question you might have. No programmer that I know does not use Stack Overflow on a regular basis, and I myself use it almost daily for R questions and answers. A more recent and growing case is the Stack Exchange website on statistics (stats.stackeschange.com), which I also have found very useful. I'm writing this because a new Stack Exchange website has recently been proposed for Network Science (see forwarded email). This could become a great resource, similar to the wiki pages we were thinking about. However, this website is just in its proposal stage. To be actually implemented by Stack Exchange it needs to reach a critical mass of users and sample questions. Please check it out and spread the word if you like it. I think this effort should be supported and sponsored as much as we can because this could become a very good tool for network researchers. Raffaele -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [SOCNET] Network Science on StackExchange Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:12:47 -0500 From: ND <[log in to unmask]> Reply-To: ND <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi all. I recently noticed that Guilherme Kenji Chihaya**has proposed a new Network Science StackExchange <http://stackexchange.com/> site. Briefly, StackExchange is a gamified question and answer site. The Network Science proposal site must go through a number of phases to become a full fledged Q and A site. If you appreciate the value of StackExchange, and the value such a new site might have for network science, please drop by and play a role in getting it through the proposal process. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/61500/network-science The current requirements to get through the "Definition" phase are 40 more followers and 40 total sample questions with at least 10 "upvotes." The idea is to decide as a group what we think this site should be focused on by voting which questions we think are good. So ask and cast some votes. For what it's worth, I have no role in this proposal other than a follower who has supplied one sample question. Thanks for reading, and for great discussion in general over the years. -Nate ----- Nathan Doogan Doctoral Candidate--Social Work The Ohio State University _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.