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<nettime> Netizens expose scientific fraud in South Korea (fwd)
Ronda Hauben on Fri, 30 Dec 2005 05:35:51 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> Netizens expose scientific fraud in South Korea (fwd)


Hi all

Interesting developments in South Korea show the power of the Internet
once a society has widespread broadband access.

The online community of scientists have uncovered scientific fraud in
articles in the US scientific journal "Science" by a leading South
Korean researcher.

The story in in the news around the world, but in general the news
account leaves out the fact that the online community of scientists in
South Korea were responsible for finding the fabrications in the
articles and then others in the online community helped to spread
knowledge and an understanding of the nature of the scientific
fabrications.


South Korea leads the world in broadband access and the result has
been this significant event. Below are two articles that give more of
the details.

"South Korean 'Netizens of the Year': The online scientific community
and Internet media challenge old hierarchies"

http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?menu=c10400&no=266352&r
el_no=1

and

"Korean Cloning Hero Deconstructed Online: Online Scientific Community
in South Korea Uncovers Fabrication of Data in Acclaimed Stem
CellResearch Papers"

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/21/21647/1.html

 Best wishes for a good New Year and for a New Year where access to
the Internet for communication purposes is spread to more and more of
the world's population.

 Ronda


--
Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet
http://www.columbia.edu/~hauben/netbook


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