Metafilter in the Scientific Literature May 2, 2013 3:52 PM   Subscribe

I was just reading this PLOS Biology paper about social media for scientists where I noticed that Metafilter was mentioned as an example of a "Linking Community". Nice work on making it into one of the top biology journals!
posted by pombe to MetaFilter-Related at 3:52 PM (25 comments total)

Just wait for my plans to get into the top epidemiology journals!
posted by The Whelk at 3:57 PM on May 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


It was a misprint. It was supposed to say "blinking community."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:01 PM on May 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


It was a misprint. It was supposed to say "blinking community."

Oh, crap! I thought we were a "Lion King" community!
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:50 PM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


It was actually supposed to be "Liu Kang community", a nod to the site's origins in 1994 as Matt's personal web museum for the character at the heart and soul of the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Unfortunately, the immovable object of poor backup practices by Matt and then-partner-in-krime Jason "Kitanaboy" Kottke eventually collided with the unstoppable force of a Super Big Gulp of Mt. Dew and the hard drive the site lived on got fried beyond repair. And thanks to the porous-at-best web indexing/archiving of the time, we don't even have a partial cache for MortalFilter.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:06 PM on May 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


<blink>blinking community</blink>
posted by clearly at 5:07 PM on May 2, 2013



posted by carsonb at 5:14 PM on May 2, 2013


Remember when metafilter ran on a box under Matt's desk?
posted by double block and bleed at 6:39 PM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nice to see the publicist doing their job.

What do you guys think the best soup is, I can't decide if it's spit pea, onion, or potato leek. I'm eating some spit pea right now, but I wish I had some onion and potato leek. Someone should do that, like how they have a flight of beer, I want a flight of soup.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:55 PM on May 2, 2013


My friends wrote that paper. Miriam is a mefite hence the mention.
posted by special-k at 6:56 PM on May 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Remember when metafilter ran on a box under Matt's desk?

So to speak.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:57 PM on May 2, 2013


Spit pea is not the best soup.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:59 PM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


They're probably just glad some people here link to the damn paper.
posted by Panjandrum at 7:10 PM on May 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cereal is the best soup.
posted by 2bucksplus at 8:37 PM on May 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


Think about it, there are so many options for delicious cereal soup.
posted by 2bucksplus at 8:37 PM on May 2, 2013


You are right,I never considered cereal.

When I was in college I used to make cafe bustelo in a bialetti moka pot and eat a bowl of peanut butter captain crunch every morning. One day I only had enough for one or the other, so in a flash of inspiration I had cereal with cafe bustelo in it. Best soup I ever had.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:50 PM on May 2, 2013


I just made two batches of cookies. Which do you guys like better, the ones with the cheapo chips and the fancy cocoa spice blend or the ones with the fancy chocolate bar and good chips and the normal cocoa?
posted by maryr at 9:11 PM on May 2, 2013


Also, yay science!
posted by maryr at 9:13 PM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Im going to need a flight of cookies.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:22 PM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why didn't clearly's blinking community blink?
posted by Cranberry at 12:01 AM on May 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


While we're pondering food conundrums, here's one for you; if you are eating bread and dip, is it better to run out of bread first, or out of dip first? Does your opinion change if the bread is toasted?
posted by solarion at 4:01 AM on May 3, 2013


I just made two batches of cookies. Which do you guys like better, the ones with the cheapo chips and the fancy cocoa spice blend or the ones with the fancy chocolate bar and good chips and the normal cocoa?

I dunno, send them to me and I'll do a proper double blind test.
posted by MartinWisse at 4:13 AM on May 3, 2013


Just wait for my plans to get into the top epidemiology journals!

Mrs. French's cat is missing. The signs are posted all over town. "Have you seen Honey?" We've all seen the posters, but nobody has seen Honey the cat...
posted by Slap*Happy at 4:15 AM on May 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why didn't clearly's blinking community blink?

The will of a merciful god?
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:16 AM on May 3, 2013


Fresh gifs for the IMG god.
posted by arcticseal at 5:37 AM on May 3, 2013


Beware of geeks bearing gifs.
posted by maryr at 10:50 AM on May 3, 2013


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