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“The Use of Altmetrics in Promotion and Tenure” published in Educause Review

“The Use of Altmetrics in Promotion and Tenure” published in Educause Review

An article I co-authored along with Cassidy Sugimoto (Indiana University) and Sierra Williams (LSE Impact Blog) was recently published in the Educause Review. From the intro: “Promotion and tenure decisions in the United States often rely on various scientometric indicators (e.g., citation counts and journal impact factors) as a proxy for research quality and impact. Now a new class of metrics — altmetrics — can help faculty provide impact evidence that citation-based metrics might miss: for example, the influence of…

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Wickr is an app for those serious about privacy

Wickr is an app for those serious about privacy

Wickr is a messaging app for the privacy-minded. They use military grade encryption when sending your messages, photos, and videos, and don’t store your data on their server, making it damn near impossible for them to give up any information to third parties, including gov’t requests. Messages self-destruct after a time you set (anywhere from 1 second to 6 days in the future). Their privacy policy also beats Ansa‘s by far. I contacted the Wickr team yesterday to share my…

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